Waller, Edmund, poet and politician, born 1605, educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, and died in 1687. From his Poetical Works, 1730 (ed. by Fenton), his sweet lyric in Thring's Collection, 1882, and others, "The seas are quiet when the winds give o'er" (Old Age) is taken.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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