Youth, what man's age is like to be doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.
1668 'Of Prudence', l.225-6.
Can knowledge have no bound, but must advance So far, to make us wish for ignorance?Sir John Denham
O could I flow like thee, and make thy stream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep, yet clear, though gentle, yet not dull, Strong without rage, without o'erflowing full.Sir John Denham
Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate, That few, but such as cannot write, translate.Sir John Denham
Old Mother Wit, and Nature gave Shakespeare and Fletcher all they have; In Spenser, and in Jonson, Art Of slower Nature got the start.Sir John Denham