Sir William Davenant

(1606 - 1668 / England)

Poems of Sir William Davenant

1. Aubade 1/4/2003
2. Ladies In Arms 1/1/2004
3. Praise and Prayer 1/4/2003
4. The Coquet 1/1/2004
5. To a Mistress Dying 1/4/2003
6. Weep No More For What Is Past 1/1/2004

Praise and Prayer

PRAISE is devotion fit for mighty minds,
   The diff'ring world's agreeing sacrifice;
Where Heaven divided faiths united finds:
   But Prayer in various discord upward flies.

For Prayer the ocean is where diversely
   Men steer their course, each to a sev'ral coast;
Where all our interests so discordant be
   That half beg winds by which the rest are lost.

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