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:

    To John I owed great obligation;
    But John, unhappily, thought fit
    To publish it to all the nation:
    Sure John and I are more than quit.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)

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

    A diff’rent cause, says Parson Sly,
    The same effect may give:
    Poor Lubin fears, that he shall die;
    His wife, that he may live.
    —Matthew Prior (1664–1721)