Treasure Island

Charles Cotton

(28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687 / Beresford Hall)

Quotations

  • ''And now on benches all are sat
    In the cool air to sit and chat,
    Till Phoebus, dipping in the West,
    Shall lead the world the way to rest.''
    Charles Cotton (1630-1687), British poet. Evening (l. 33-36). . . Poets of the English Language, Vols. I-V. Vol. I: Langland to Spenser; Vol. II: Marlowe to Marvell; Vol. III: Milton to Goldsmith; Vol. IV: Blake to Poe; Vol. V: Tennyson to Yeats. W. H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, eds. (1950) The Viking Press.
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The Angler's Ballad

AWAY to the brook,
All your tackle out look,
Here's a day that is worth a year's wishing;
See that all things be right,
For 'tis a very spite
To want tools when a man goes a-fishing.

Your rod with tops two,
For the same will not do

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