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21 Famous Quotes by John Taylor "The Water Poet"

Better fed than taught.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Jack a Lent, French proverb

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God sends meat, and the Devil sends cooks.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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A lie that is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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A simple maiden in her flower Is worth a hundred coats of arms.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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And there is a worm in the lonely wood, That pierces the liver and blackens the blood, And makes it a sorrow to be.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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As shines the moon in clouded skies, She in her poor attire was seen.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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As the sweet voice of a bird, Heard by the lander in a lonely isle, Moves him to think what kind of bird it is, That sings so delicately clear, and make Conjecture of the plumage and the form.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Bring in great logs and let them lie To make a solid core of heat.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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But that old man, who is lord of the broad estate and the hall, Dropped off gorged from a scheme which left us flaccid and drained.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Fall back upon a name? rest, rot in that? Not keep it noble, make it nobler? Fools!

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Fill the cup and fill the can, Have a rouse before the morn; Every minute dies a man, Every minute one is born.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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For man is man, and master of his fate.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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For men, at most, differ as heaven and earth; But women, worst and best, as heaven and hell.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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He shall find the rugged thistle bursting Into glossy purples, that outredden All voluptuous garden roses.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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His essences turn the live air sick.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Howe'er it be, it seems to me, 'Tis only noble to be good; Kind hearts are more than coronets, And simple faith than Norman blood.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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I sit within a helmless bark.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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In robe and crown the king stepped down, To meet and greet her on her way.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Let never maiden think, however fair, She is not fairer in new clothes than old.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Like a dog he hunts in dreams.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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Like summer tempest came her tears: Sweet my child, I live for thee.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Taylor "The Water Poet" , Source: Works (vol. II, p. 85)

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