Nights, sweet as they, Made short by lovers play, Yet long by the absence of the day.

— Richard Crashaw

The most valuable Richard Crashaw quotes that will activate your desire to change

I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.

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Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth.

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And when life's sweet fable ends, soul and body part like friends;

no quarrels, murmurs, no delay; a kiss, a sigh, and so away.

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Two went to pray? Better to say one went to brag, the other to pray.

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A pillow for thee will I bring,Stuffed with down of angel's wing.

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Thou water turn'st to wine, fair friend of life;

Thy foe, to cross the sweet arts of Thy reign, Distils from thence the tears of wrath and strife, And so turns wine to water back again.

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Heaven's great artillery.

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A happy soul, that all the way To heaven hath a summer's day.

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Eyes are vocal, tears have tongues, And there be words not made with lungs.

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Hark! She is called, the parting hour is come.

Take thy farewell, poor world! Heaven must go home. . . .

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In love's field was never found A nobler weapon than a wound.

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All thy old woes shall now smile on thee, and thy pains sit bright on thee.

All thy sorrows here shall shine and thy sufferings be divine; Tears shall take comfort and turn to gems and wrongs repent to diadems Even thy deaths shall live and new dress the soul that once they slew.

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About Richard Crashaw

Quotes 17 sayings
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

Locked up from mortal eye in shady leaves of destiny.

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Eyes that displace the neighbor diamond, and outface that sunshine by their own sweet grace.

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Nothing speaks our grief so well as to speak nothing.

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And I, what is my crime I cannot tell, Unless it be a crime to haue lou'd too well.

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