Sir William Davenant Quotes
3 Famous Quotes by Sir William Davenant
Because they commonly make use of treasure found in books, as of
other treasure belonging to the dead and hidden underground; for
they dispose of both with great secrecy, defacing the shape and
image of the one as much as of the other.
Quotes, by Sir William Davenant , Source: Gondibert--Preface
For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak;
For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke;
His hook was such as heads the end of pole
To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole;
This hook was bated with a dragon's tail,--
And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.
Quotes, by Sir William Davenant , Source: Brittania Triumphans (p. 15)
The lark now leaves his watery nest,
And climbing, shakes his dewy wings.
He takes your window for the East
And to implore your light he sings.
Quotes, by Sir William Davenant , Source: The Lark now Leaves his Watery Nest