John of Lancaster quotes

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Love-light of Spain--hurrah!
Death-light of Africa!
Don John of Austria
Is riding to the sea.
There is no wisdom that can take the place of humanity, and we find that in Chaucer. We can expand at last in his breadth, and we ...
I know of only one mystical poem that is satisfactorily successful, The Obscure Night of the Soul, by St. John of the Cross. In th ...
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o'clock in the morning, day after day.
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
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They say the tongues of dying men
Enforce attention like deep harmony.
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That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
This blessèd plot, this earth, this realm, this England
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
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All places that the eye of heaven visits
Are to a wise man ports and happy havens.
This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
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