A collection of notable quotations from a variety of Early Modern Era individuals. See the Guide for more details.

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind. — Edmund Spenser
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
— 1590
— Edmund Spenser
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty.
— The Fate of the Butterfly, 1591
— Edmund Spenser

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