Ah, wasteful woman, she who may On her sweet self set her own price, Knowing man cannot choose but pay, How has she cheapened paradise; How given for nought her priceless gift, How spoiled the bread and spilled the wine, Which, spent with due respective thrift, Had made brutes men and men divine.
Pride does much and ill, love does little and well.
- William Ernest Henley English Poet, Critic, Editor
- Francis Thompson English Poet, Ascetic
- John Dryden English Poet
- Alexander Pope English Poet
- William Blake English Poet
- G. K. Chesterton English Journalist
- F. L. Lucas English Literary Critic
- Remy de Gourmont French Poet, Novelist, Critic
- Persius Roman Poet, Critic
- Algernon Charles Swinburne English Poet