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John Denham

Data de nascimento: 1615
Data de falecimento: 10. Março 1669

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Sir John Denham FRS was an Anglo-Irish poet and courtier. He served as Surveyor of the King's Works and is buried in Westminster Abbey.

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„Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull;
Strong without rage; without o'erflowing, full.“

—  John Denham
Context: Oh, 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. Cooper's Hill, Line 189.

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„But whither am I strayed? I need not raise
Trophies to thee from other men's dispraise;
Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built;
Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt
Of Eastern kings, who, to secure their reign,
Must have their brothers, sons, and kindred slain.“

—  John Denham
On Mr. John Fletcher's Works. Compare: "Poets are sultans, if they had their will; For every author would his brother kill", Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, Prologues (republished in Dramatic Works, 1739); "Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no brother near the throne", Alexander Pope, Prologue to the Satires, line 197.

„Nor ought a genius less than his that writ
Attempt translation.“

—  John Denham
To Sir Richard Fanshaw, Upon his Translation of Pastor Fido, line 9.

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„We're ne'er like angels till our passion dies.“

—  John Denham
Misattributed, Not by Denham, as often stated, but by Thomas Dekker. It is in his The Honest Whore Part 2, Act I, scene 2.