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WENTWORTH DILLON, 4TH EARL OF ROSCOMMON
Irish poet and translator
(1633? - 1685)
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But words once spoke can never be recall'd.
      - Art of Poetry (l. 442) [Words]

Immodest words admit of no defence;
  For want of decency is want of sense.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 113)
        [Modesty : Proverbs]

Pride (of all others the most dang'rous fault)
  Proceeds from want of sense, or want of thought.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 161) [Pride]

The men, who labour and digest things most,
  Will be much apter to despond than boast;
    For if your author be profoundly good,
      'Twill cost you dear before he's understood.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 163)
        [Authorship]

The multitude is always in the wrong.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 184)
        [Public]

Abstruse and mystic thoughts you must express
  With painful care, but seeming easiness;
    For truth shines brightest thro' the plainest dress.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 216)
        [Speech]

The press, the pulpit, and the stage,
  Conspire to censure and expose our age.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 7)
        [Criticism]

And choose an author as you choose a friend.
      - Essay on Translated Verse (l. 96)
        [Authorship]

'Tis I that call, remember Milo's end,
  Wedged in that timber which he strove to rend.
      - Essay on Translated Verse--Ovid
        [Punishment]

Men still had faults, and men will have them still;
  He that hath none, and lives as angels do,
    Must be an angel.
      - Miscellanies--On Mr. Dryden's Religio Laici
         (l. 8) [Faults]

Thou whom avenging pow'rs obey,
  Cancel my debt (too great to pay)
    Before the sad accounting day.
      - On the Day of Judgment (st. 11)
        [Forgiveness]

The last loud trumpet's wondrous sound,
  Shall thro' the rending tombs rebound,
    And wake the nations under ground.
      - On the Day of Judgment (st. 3)
        [Resurrection]

My God, my Father, and my Friend,
  Do not forsake me in the end.
      - Translation of Dies Iroe [God]


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