None But such as are good men can give good things, And that which is not good, is not delicious To a well-govern'd and wise appetite.
Not to know at large of things remote From us, obscure and subtle, but to know That which before us lies in daily life Is the prime wisdom.
Oft-times nothing profits more Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right Well manag'd.
Ornate rhetorick taught out of the rule of Plato ... To which poetry would be made subsequent, or indeed rather precedent, as being less suttle and fine, but more simple, sensuous, and passionate.
Seasoned life of man preserved and stored up in books.
Servant of God, well done, well hast thou fought The better fight, who singly has maintained Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth, in word mightier than they in arms.
Son of Heav'n and Earth, Attend: that thou art happy, owe to God; That thou continuest such, owe to thyself, That is, to thy obedience; therein stand.
Such bickerings to recount, met often in these our writers, what more worth is it than to chronicle the wars of kites or crows flocking and fighting in the air?
Then wilt thou not be loath To leave this Paradise, but shalt possess A Paradise within thee, happier far.
This is the month, and this the happy morn, Wherein the Son of Heaven's eternal King, Of wedded maid, and virgin mother born, Our great redemption from above did bring; For so the holy sages once did sing, That He our deadly forfeit should release, And with His Father work us a perpetual peace.