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Thomas Traherne: 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 So that with much ado I was corrupted, and made to learn the dirty devices of this world. Which now I unlearn, and become, as it were, a ... Quote Right
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Quote Left You never know yourself till you know more than your body. 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 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 I will not by the noise of bloody wars and the dethroning of kings advance you to glory: but by the gentle ways of peace and love. Quote Right
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