Samuel Garth

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To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
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Sir Samuel Garth (1661 - 1719) was an English physician and poet.


  • To die is landing on some silent shore
    Where billows never break, nor tempests roar;
    Ere well we feel the friendly stroke, ’t is o’er.
    • The Dispensary, Canto iii. Line 225.
  • I see the right, and I approve it too,
    Condemn the wrong, and yet the wrong pursue.
    • Translation of Ovid, Metamorphoses, vii. 20 (translated by Tate and Stonestreet, edited by Garth). Compare: "I know and love the good, yet, ah! the worst pursue", Petrarch, Sonnet ccxxv. canzone xxi. To Laura in Life.
  • For all their luxury was doing good.

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