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Henry Vaughan

Data de nascimento: 17. Abril 1621
Data de falecimento: 23. Abril 1695

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Henry Vaughan foi um poeta metafísico galês.

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„Dear Night! this world's defeat;
The stop to busy fools; care's check and curb;
The day of spirits; my soul's calm retreat
Which none disturb!“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: Dear Night! this world's defeat; The stop to busy fools; care's check and curb; The day of spirits; my soul's calm retreat Which none disturb! Christ's progress, and His prayer-time; The hours to which high Heaven doth chime. "The Night," l. 25.

„I cannot reach it, and my striving eye
Dazzles at it, as at eternity.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: I cannot reach it, and my striving eye Dazzles at it, as at eternity. Were now that chronicle alive, Those white designs which children drive, And the thoughts of each harmless hour, With their content too in my pow'r, Quickly would I make my path even, And by mere playing go to heaven. "Childhood".

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„O for that Night! where I in Him
Might live invisible and dim!“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: There is in God — some say — A deep, but dazzling darkness; as men here Say it is late and dusky, because they See not all clear. O for that Night! where I in Him Might live invisible and dim! "The Night," l. 49.

„When I behold thee, though my light be dim,
Distant, and low, I can in thine see Him
Who looks upon thee from his glorious throne,
And mindes the covenant 'twixt all and One.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: When thou dost shine, darkness looks white and fair, Forms turn to musick, clouds to smiles and air; Rain gently spends his honey-drops, and pours Balm on the cleft earth, milk on grass and flowers. Bright pledge of peace and sun-shine! the sure tye Of thy Lord's hand, the object of his eye. When I behold thee, though my light be dim, Distant, and low, I can in thine see Him Who looks upon thee from his glorious throne, And mindes the covenant 'twixt all and One. "The Rainbow".

„They are all gone into the world of light!“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: They are all gone into the world of light! And I alone sit lingering here; Their very memory is fair and bright, And my sad thoughts doth clear. "They Are All Gone," st. 1.

„My soul, there is a country
Far beyond the stars
Where stands a wingèd sentry
All skillful in the wars“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: My soul, there is a country Far beyond the stars Where stands a wingèd sentry All skillful in the wars: There, above noise and danger, Sweet Peace is crowned with smiles, And One born in a manger Commands the beauteous files. "Peace," st. 1.

„Those observations are but foul,
Which make me wise to lose my soul.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: Why should I not love childhood still? Why, if I see a rock or shelf, Shall I from thence cast down myself? Or by complying with the world, From the same precipice be hurled? Those observations are but foul, Which make me wise to lose my soul. And yet the practice worldlings call Business, and weighty action all, Checking the poor child for his play, But gravely cast themselves away. "Childhood".

„Tempests and windes and winter-nights
Vex not, that but One sees thee grow,
That One made all these lesser lights.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: Tempests and windes and winter-nights Vex not, that but One sees thee grow, That One made all these lesser lights. If those bright joys He singly sheds On thee, were all met in one crown, Both sun and stars would hide their heads; And moons, though full, would get them down. "The Seed Growing Secretly".

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„Thou dost but court cold rain, till rain turns fire.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: I will on thee as on a comet look, A comet, the sad world's ill-boding book; Thy light as luctual and stain'd with woes I'll judge, where penal flames sit mixt and close. But though some think thou shin'st but to restrain Bold storms, and simply dost attend on rain; Yet I know well, and so our sins require, Thou dost but court cold rain, till rain turns fire. "The Rainbow".

„Quickly would I make my path even,
And by mere playing go to heaven.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: I cannot reach it, and my striving eye Dazzles at it, as at eternity. Were now that chronicle alive, Those white designs which children drive, And the thoughts of each harmless hour, With their content too in my pow'r, Quickly would I make my path even, And by mere playing go to heaven. "Childhood".

„Why should I not love childhood still?“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: Why should I not love childhood still? Why, if I see a rock or shelf, Shall I from thence cast down myself? Or by complying with the world, From the same precipice be hurled? Those observations are but foul, Which make me wise to lose my soul. And yet the practice worldlings call Business, and weighty action all, Checking the poor child for his play, But gravely cast themselves away. "Childhood".

„Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch
Till the white-wing’d reapers come!“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: Then bless thy secret growth, nor catch At noise, but thrive unseen and dumb; Keep clean, be as fruit, earn life, and watch Till the white-wing’d reapers come! "The Seed Growing Secretly".

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„An age of mysteries! which he
Must live that would God's face see
Which angels guard, and with it play,
Angels! which foul men drive away.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: Dear, harmless age! the short, swift span Where weeping Virtue parts with man; Where love without lust dwells, and bends What way we please without self-ends. An age of mysteries! which he Must live that would God's face see Which angels guard, and with it play, Angels! which foul men drive away. "Childhood".

„My gazing soul would dwell an hour,
And in those weaker glories spy
Some shadows of eternity;
Before I taught my tongue to wound
My conscience with a sinful sound,
Or had the black art to dispense
A several sin to every sense,
But felt through all this fleshly dress
Bright shoots of everlastingness.“

—  Henry Vaughan
Context: When yet I had not walk'd above A mile or two from my first Love, And looking back, at that short space Could see a glimpse of His bright face; When on some gilded cloud or flower My gazing soul would dwell an hour, And in those weaker glories spy Some shadows of eternity; Before I taught my tongue to wound My conscience with a sinful sound, Or had the black art to dispense A several sin to every sense, But felt through all this fleshly dress Bright shoots of everlastingness. "The Retreat," l. 7 - 19.

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