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Thomas Traherne, MA (1636 or 1637 – ca. 27 September 1674) was an English poet and religious writer. His style is often considered Metaphysical.. English poet clergyman theologian and religious writer

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Quote Left The soul is made for action, and cannot rest till it be employed. Idleness is its rust. Unless it will up and think and taste and see, all is in vain. Quote Right
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Quote Left Your enjoyment of the world is never right, till every morning you awake in Heaven: see yourself in your Father's palace; and look upon the skies, the earth, and the air as celestial joys: having such a reverend esteem of all, as if you were among the angels. Quote Right
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Quote Left Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed: our love to others, and others love to us. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is of the nobility of man's soul that he is insatiable: for he hath a benefactor so prone to give, that he delighteth in us for asking. Do not your inclinations tell you that the WORLD is yours? Do you not covet all? Do you not long to have it; to enjoy it; to overcome it? To what end do men gather riches, but to multiply more? Do they not like Pyrrhus the King of Epire, add house to house and lands to lands, that they may get it all? Quote Right
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Quote Left A native health and innocence Within my bones did grow,... Quote Right
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