Matthew Prior

Diplomat, Author

1664 – 1721

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Who was Matthew Prior?

Matthew Prior was an English poet and diplomat.

Famous Quotes:

  • Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
  • Who walks the fastest, but walks astray, is only furthest from his way.
  • Be to their virtue very kind; be to their faults a little blind.
  • And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.
  • Fantastic tyrant of the amorous heart. How hard thy yoke, how cruel thy dart. Those escape your anger who refuse your sway, and those are punished most, who most obey.
  • Odds life! must one swear to the truth of a song?
  • Hopes are but the dreams of those that wake.
  • They talk most who have the least to say.
  • Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
  • In argument similes are like songs in love; they describe much, but prove nothing.

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Born
Jul 21, 1664
London
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Westminster School
Lived in
  • Wimborne Minster
Died
Sep 18, 1721
Cambridgeshire
Resting place
Westminster Abbey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013