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John Sheffield (1648 – 1721)


English statesman and poet, was the son of Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Earl of Mulgrave, and succeeded to that title on his fatherís death in 1658.
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John Sheffield
Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Natureís chief masterpiece is writing well.
Sheffield quotes
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.
Sheffield
There's no such thing in Nature; and you'll draw
A faultless monster which the world neíer saw.




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