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A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.




Robert Herrick, 1591-1674, English Writer, Quoted in James Wood, Dictionary of Quotations, 1899

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Robert Herrick
Robert Herrick
  • Born: August 24, 1591
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Poet

Robert Herrick was a 17th-century English lyric poet and cleric. He is best known for Hesperides, a book of poems. This includes the carpe diem poem "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time", with the first line "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may".

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