Abraham Cowley Quotes

Abraham Cowley Quotes: I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that ... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature.
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Abraham Cowley Quote: It is a hard and nice subject for a man to speak of himself: it grates his own heart to say anything of disparagement, and the reader's ear to hear anything of praise from him.
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Quotes about Abraham Cowley: May I a small house and large garden have; And a few friends, And many books, both true.
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Quote about Abraham Cowley: I confess I love littleness almost in all things. A little convenient estate, a little cheerful house, a little company, and a little feast....
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Abraham Cowley Sayings: The present is all the ready money Fate can give.
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Abraham Cowley Saying: There is some help for all the defects of fortune; for, if a man cannot attain to the length of his wishes, he may have his remedy by cutting of them shorter.
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Sayings about Abraham Cowley: The liberty of a people consists in being governed by laws which they have made themselves, under whatsoever form it be of government; the liberty of a private man, in being master of his own time and actions, as far as may consist with the laws of God and of his country.
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Saying about Abraham Cowley: To-day is ours; what do we fear?To-day is ours; we have it here.Let's treat it kindly, that it mayWish, at least, with us to stay.Let's banish business, banish sorrow;To the gods belong to-morrow.
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Abraham Cowley Quotes: I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun his beams display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today.
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Abraham Cowley Quote: Curs'd be that wretch (Death's factor sure) who brought Dire swords into the peaceful world, and taught Smiths (who before could only make The spade, the plough-share, and the rake) Arts, in most cruel wise Man's left to epitomize!
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