Thomas Traherne quotes

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To think the world therefore a general Bedlam, or place of madmen, and oneself a physician, is the most necessary point of present ...
By this you may see who are the rude and barbarous Indians: for verily there is no savage nation under the cope of Heaven, that is ...
It is of the nobility of man's soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give, that he delighteth in us for ...
You never enjoy the world aright, till the sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens and crowned wit ...
The corn was orient and immortal wheat, which never should be reaped, nor was ever sown. I thought it had stood from everlasting t ...
A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, and a little malice or envy a world of joys. One wry principle ...
Certainly Adam in Paradise had not more sweet and curious apprehensions of the world, than I when I was a child.
The green trees when I saw them first through one of the gates transported and ravished me, their sweetness and unusual beauty mad ...
So that with much ado I was corrupted, and made to learn the dirty devices of this world.
Which now I unlearn, and become, as
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O what venerable and reverend creatures did the aged seem! Immortal Cherubims! And young men glittering and sparkling Angels, and ...
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