Francis Quarles

FROM  Emblems, 1635


Respice Finem

MY soul, sit thou a patient looker-on ;
Judge not the play before the play is done :
Her plot hath many changes ;  every day
Speaks a new scene ;  the last act crowns the play.

The Oxford Book of English Verse.
Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1919. 285.


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