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William Davenant Quotes





Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
 

Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off.
 

Had laws not been, we never had been blam'd; For not to know we sinn'd is innocence.
[Innocence]
 

Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.