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Edmund Waller

Geburtstag: 3. März 1606
Todesdatum: 21. Oktober 1687

Edmund Waller war ein englischer Dichter, Politiker und Parlamentarier. Er wird zu den Cavalier poets gezählt. Wikipedia

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Zitate Edmund Waller

„The King governs by Law. Let us look back to the evils we had, in order to prevent more.“

—  Edmund Waller

Speech in parliament (19 October 1675) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=40374.
Kontext: The King governs by Law. Let us look back to the evils we had, in order to prevent more. There was loan, and ship-money, and extremes begat extremes. The House would then give no money. Let the King rely upon the Parliament; we have settled the Crown and the Government. 'Tis strange that we have sat so many years, and given so much money, and are still called upon for Supply. The Lords may give Supply with their own money, but we give the peoples; we are their proxies. The King takes his measures by the Parliament, and he doubts not but that all the Commons will supply for the Government; but giving at this rate that we have done, we shall be "a branch of the revenue." They will "anticipate" us too. But, let the officers say what they will, we will not make these mismanagements the King's error. 'Tis better it should fall upon us than the King. We give public money, and must see that it goes to public use. Tell your money, fix it to public ends, and take order against occasions of this nature for the future. We cannot live at the expence of Spain, that has the Indies; or France, who has so many millions of revenue. Let us look to our Government, Fleet, and Trade. 'Tis the advice that the oldest Parliament-man among you can give you; and so, God bless you!

„Love only enters as a native there,
For born in heav'n, it does but sojourn here.“

—  Edmund Waller

Canto III.
Of Divine Love (c. 1686)
Kontext: Could we forbear dispute, and practice love,
We should agree as angels do above.
Where love presides, not vice alone does find
No entrance there, hut virtues stay behind:
Both faith, and hope, and all the meaner train
Of mortal virtues, at the door remain.
Love only enters as a native there,
For born in heav'n, it does but sojourn here.

„He that alone would wise and mighty be,
Commands that others love as well as he.“

—  Edmund Waller

Canto III.
Of Divine Love (c. 1686)
Kontext: He that alone would wise and mighty be,
Commands that others love as well as he.
Love as he lov'd! — How can we soar so high?—
He can add wings when he commands to fly.
Nor should we be with this command dismay'd;
He that examples gives will give his aid:
For he took flesh, that where his precepts fall,
His practice, as a pattern, may prevail.

„Let us look to our Government, Fleet, and Trade.“

—  Edmund Waller

Speech in parliament (19 October 1675) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=40374.
Kontext: The King governs by Law. Let us look back to the evils we had, in order to prevent more. There was loan, and ship-money, and extremes begat extremes. The House would then give no money. Let the King rely upon the Parliament; we have settled the Crown and the Government. 'Tis strange that we have sat so many years, and given so much money, and are still called upon for Supply. The Lords may give Supply with their own money, but we give the peoples; we are their proxies. The King takes his measures by the Parliament, and he doubts not but that all the Commons will supply for the Government; but giving at this rate that we have done, we shall be "a branch of the revenue." They will "anticipate" us too. But, let the officers say what they will, we will not make these mismanagements the King's error. 'Tis better it should fall upon us than the King. We give public money, and must see that it goes to public use. Tell your money, fix it to public ends, and take order against occasions of this nature for the future. We cannot live at the expence of Spain, that has the Indies; or France, who has so many millions of revenue. Let us look to our Government, Fleet, and Trade. 'Tis the advice that the oldest Parliament-man among you can give you; and so, God bless you!

„Could we forbear dispute, and practice love,
We should agree as angels do above.“

—  Edmund Waller

Canto III.
Of Divine Love (c. 1686)
Kontext: Could we forbear dispute, and practice love,
We should agree as angels do above.
Where love presides, not vice alone does find
No entrance there, hut virtues stay behind:
Both faith, and hope, and all the meaner train
Of mortal virtues, at the door remain.
Love only enters as a native there,
For born in heav'n, it does but sojourn here.

„We give public money, and must see that it goes to public use. Tell your money, fix it to public ends, and take order against occasions of this nature for the future.“

—  Edmund Waller

Speech in parliament (19 October 1675) http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=40374.
Kontext: The King governs by Law. Let us look back to the evils we had, in order to prevent more. There was loan, and ship-money, and extremes begat extremes. The House would then give no money. Let the King rely upon the Parliament; we have settled the Crown and the Government. 'Tis strange that we have sat so many years, and given so much money, and are still called upon for Supply. The Lords may give Supply with their own money, but we give the peoples; we are their proxies. The King takes his measures by the Parliament, and he doubts not but that all the Commons will supply for the Government; but giving at this rate that we have done, we shall be "a branch of the revenue." They will "anticipate" us too. But, let the officers say what they will, we will not make these mismanagements the King's error. 'Tis better it should fall upon us than the King. We give public money, and must see that it goes to public use. Tell your money, fix it to public ends, and take order against occasions of this nature for the future. We cannot live at the expence of Spain, that has the Indies; or France, who has so many millions of revenue. Let us look to our Government, Fleet, and Trade. 'Tis the advice that the oldest Parliament-man among you can give you; and so, God bless you!

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„The Muses' friend, Tea, does our fancy aid,
Repress the vapours which the head invade,
And keeps the palace of the soul serene.“

—  Edmund Waller

Of Tea. Compare: "The dome of thought, the palace of the soul", Lord Byron, Childe Harold, canto ii. stanza 6.

„The yielding marble of her snowy breast.“

—  Edmund Waller

On a Lady passing through a Crowd of People; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Under the tropic is our language spoke,
And part of Flanders hath receiv'd our yoke.“

—  Edmund Waller

Upon the Death of the Lord Protector; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„For all we know
Of what the blessed do above
Is, that they sing, and that they love.“

—  Edmund Waller

While I listen to thy Voice; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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