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Terry F   Link to this

Edmund Waller, FRS (March 3, 1606 - October 21, 1687), English poet and Politician. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Waller

cumsalisgrano   Link to this

A great Impromptu : or how to stop having ones neck rung:
"In 1655 he published A Panegyric to my Lord Protector, and was made a Commissioner for Trade a month or two later, he followed this, in 1660, with a poem To the King, upon his Majesty's Happy Return.

Being challenged by Charles II to explain why this latter piece was inferior to the eulogy of Cromwell, the poet smartly replied,

"Sir, we poets never succeed so well in writing truth as in fiction".


Terry Foreman   Link to this

Edmund Waller tribute website: image, Quotes, Works, Essays, Poetry, etc. (and Music: "Corant in G" by Henry Purcell, c.1659-1695) http://www.luminarium.org/sevenlit/waller/

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