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The dying swan, when years her temples pierce, In music-strains breathes out her life and verse, And, chanting her own dirge, tides on her wat'ry hearse.

Swans Quotes, by Phineas Fletcher , Source: Purple Island (canto I)

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Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best.

Apparel Quotes, by Phineas Fletcher , Source: Sicelides (act II, sc. 4)

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When needs he must, yet faintly then he praises; Somewhat the deed, much more the means he raises: So marreth what he makes, and praising most, dispraises.

Praise Quotes, by Phineas Fletcher , Source: The Purple Island (canto VII, st. 67)

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Long open panegyric drags at best, And praise is only praise when well address'd.

Praise Quotes, by Phineas Fletcher , Source: The Purple Island (canto VII, st. 67)

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Drop, drop, slow tears, and bathe those beauteous feet Which brought from heaven the news and prince of peace. Cease not, wet eyes, his mercies to entreat; To cry for vengeance sin doth never cease; In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears, Nor let his eye see sin but through my tears.

Christianity Quotes, by Phineas Fletcher

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Beauty when most unclothed is clothed best.

Dress Quotes, by Phineas Fletcher

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