Henry Vaughan

(1621 - 23 April 1695 / Brecknockshire, Wales)

Henry Vaughan Quotes

    Etesia Absent

    Love, the world's life! What a sad death
    Thy absence is to lose our breath
    At once and die, is but to live
    Enlarged, without the scant reprieve
    Of pulse and air: whose dull returns
    And narrow circles the soul mourns.
    But to be dead alive, and still
    To wish, but never have our will:
    To be possessed, and yet to miss;