The Phoenix and Turtle
The Phoenix and Turtle, published in 1601 as a supplement to Robert Chester's Love's Martyr, is short and obscure. One scholars regard this poem as a forerunner to William Blake's mystical poetry.
Quotes from The Phoenix and Turtle
Here the anthem doth commenceRead the Quote
Here the anthem doth commence:
Love and constancy is dead,
Phoenix and the turtle fled
In a mutual flame from hence.
Beauty, truth, and rarityRead the Quote
Beauty, truth, and rarity,
Grace in all simplicity,
Here enclosed, in cinders lie.