Edmund Spenser Quote

To kirk the nearer, from God more far,
Has been an old-said saw.
And he that strives to touch the stars,
Oft stumbles at a straw.


The Shepherd's Calendar (1579). July, l. 97

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To kirk the nearer, from God more far, Has been an old-said saw. And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.

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To kirk the nearer, from God more far, Has been an old-said saw. And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.

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To kirk the nearer, from God more far, Has been an old-said saw. And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.

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To kirk the nearer, from God more far, Has been an old-said saw. And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.