Sir Charles Sedley

(1639 - 1701 / England)

Quotations

  • ''Love still has something of the Sea,
    From whence his Mother rose;
    No time his Slaves from Doubt can free,
    Nor give their Thoughts repose:''
    Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701), British courtier, poet. Love still has something of the sea (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''Not, Celia, that I juster am
    Or better than the rest!
    For I would change each hour, like them,
    Were not my heart at rest.''
    Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701), British courtier, poet. Not, Celia, that I juster am (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Lovers, like dying men, may well
    At first disorder'd be,
    Since none alive can truly tell
    What Fortune they must see.''
    Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701), British courtier, poet. The Mulberry Garden (l. 1-4). OBS. Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Your Charms in harmless Childhood lay,
    Like metals in the mine,
    Age from no face took more away,
    Than Youth conceal'd in thine.''
    Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701), British courtier, poet. The Mulberry Garden (l. 1-4). . . Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, The. H. J. C. Grierson and G. Bullough, eds. (1934) Oxford University Press.

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To Celia

NOT, Celia, that I juster am
   Or better than the rest!
For I would change each hour, like them,
   Were not my heart at rest.

But I am tied to very thee
   By every thought I have;
Thy face I only care to see,
   Thy heart I only crave.

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