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I find too there are few Friendships in the World Marriage-Proof; especially when the Person our Friend marries has not a Soul particularly capable of the Tenderness of that Endearment... we may generally conclude the Marriage of a Friend to be the Funeral of a Friendship...
Opinion is the rate of things,
From hence our peace doth flow;
I have a better fate than kings,
Because I think it so.
Friendship's an abstract of this noble flame, 'Tis love refin'd, and purged from all its dross, 'Tis next to angel's love, if not the same, As strong in passion is, though not so gross.
I did but see him, and he disappeared,
I did but touch the rosebud, and it fell;
A sorrow unforeseen and scarcely feared,
So ill can mortals their afflictions spell.
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And of all axioms this shall win the prize,— 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
January 1, 1632
June 22, 1664
Katherine or Catherine Philips, also known as Orinda, was an Anglo-Welsh poet, translator, and woman of letters. She achieved renown as translator of Pierre Corneille's Pompée and Horace, and for her editions of poetry.
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