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JOHN SHEFFIELD, 3RD EARL OF MULGRAVE, DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM AND NORMANBY
English courtier, soldier, statesman, essayist and poet
(1648 - 1721)

Love is the salt of life.
      - [Life]

Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
      - [Authorship]

Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
  Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
      - [Authorship]

We like the gift when we the giver prize.
      - [Gifts]

Read Homer once, and you can read no more,
  For all books else appear so mean, so poor,
    Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read,
      And Homer will be all the books you need.
      - An Essay on Poetry (l. 323) [Reading]

Of all arts in which the wise excel,
  Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
      - Essay on Poetry [Authorship]


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