Sir John Denham (1615 - 10 March 1669), poet, son of the Chief Baron of Exchequer in Ireland, was born in Dublin, and educated at Trinity College, Oxford and at Lincoln's Inn in London.
Books should to one of these four ends conduce, For wisdom, piety, delight, or use
Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.
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