Quotes from The Complete Poems

John Wilmot ·  104 pages

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“Now piercèd is her virgin zone;
She feels the foe within it.
She hears a broken amorous groan,
The panting lover's fainting moan,
Just in the happy minute.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“Bawdy in thoughts, precise in words,
Ill-natured though a whore,
Her belly is a bag of turds,
And her cunt a common shore.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“Then, if to make your ruin more,
You'll peevishly be coy,
Die with the scandal of a whore
And never know the joy.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“This signior is sound, safe, ready, and dumb
As ever was candle, carrot, or thumb;
Then away with these nasty devices, and show
How you rate the just merits of Signior Dildo.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“God bless our good and gracious King,
Whose promise none relies on;
Who never said a foolish thing,
Nor ever did a wise one.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems



“Man differs more from man than man from beast”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“A kind of losing loadum is their game,
Where the worst writer has the greatest fame.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“All monarchs I hate, and the thrones they sit on,
From the hector of France to the cully of Britain.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“Nothing suits worse with vice than want of sense”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


“How blest was the created state
Of man and woman, ere they fell,
Compared to our unhappy fate:
We need not fear another hell.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems



“Merely for safety, after fame we thirst,
For all men would be cowards if they durst.”
― John Wilmot, quote from The Complete Poems


About the author

John Wilmot
Born place: in Ditchley, Oxfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
Born date April 1, 1647
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