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Edmund Waller

Edmund Waller, FRS (3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687) was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.

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Wycombe (UK Parliament Constituency) - Members of Parliament - MPs 1640-1868
... Second member Second party April 1640 Sir Edmund Verney Royalist Thomas Lane Parliamentarian November 1640 October 1642 Verney killed in battle - seat left vacant 1645 Richard Browne ...
Edmund Waller - Verse
... Waller's lyrics were at one time admired to excess, but with the exception of "Song" (Go, lovely Rose) and one or two others, they have lost their popularity ... Waller was regarded by some as the pioneer in introducing the classical couplet into English verse ... It is, of course, obvious that Waller could not "introduce" what had been invented, and admirably exemplified, by Geoffrey Chaucer ...

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    Then die that she
    The common fate of all things rare
    May read in thee;
    Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

    Poets that lasting Marble seek
    Must carve in Latine or in Greek,
    We write in Sand, our Language grows,
    And like the Tide our work o’erflows.
    —Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

    Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
    —Sir Edmund Leach (20th century)