King Harold II quotes

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The King [Charles II] after the Restoration accused the poet, Edmund Waller, of having made finer verses in praise of Oliver Cromw ...
For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings!
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
Let not poor Nelly starve.
O, reason not the need! Our basest beggars
Are in the poorest thing superfluous.
Fathers that wear rags
Do make their children blind,
How sour sweet music is,
When time is broke and no proportion kept!
O, but they say the tongues of dying men
Enforce attention like deep harmony.
The shadow of your sorrow hath destroyed
The shadow of your face.
Go bind thou up young dangling apricots
Which, like unruly children, make their sire
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