Prior

Prior is an ecclesiastical title, derived from the Latin adjective for "earlier, first", with several notable uses.

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Famous quotes containing the word prior:

    And ‘tis remarkable that they
    Talk most who have the least to say.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    Less smooth than her Skin and less white than her breast
    Was this pollisht stone beneath which she lyes prest
    Stop, Reader, and Sigh while thou thinkst on the rest

    With a just trim of Virtue her Soul was endu’d
    Not affectedly Pious nor secretly lewd,
    She cut even between the Cocquet and the Prude.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

    Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)