Speed the soft intercourse from soul to soul, And waft a sigh from Indus to the Pole.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717
Contributed by: Zaady
Let spades be trumps! she said, and trumps they were.
Source: The Rape of the Lock, 1712
The spider's touch, how exquisitely fine! Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 217.
In lazy apathy let stoics boast Their virtue fix'd: 't is fix'd as in a frost; Contracted all, retiring to the breast; But strength of mind is exercise, not rest.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle ii. Line 101.
He best can paint them who shall feel them most.
Source: Eloisa to Abelard, 1717, last line.
"With ev'ry pleasing, ev'ry prudent part, Say, what can Chloe want?"-She wants a heart.
Source: Moral Essays, 1720-1735, Epistle II, To Mrs. M. Blount, 1735
Remembrance and reflection how allied! What thin partitions sense from thought divide!
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 225.
At every word a reputation dies.
Source: The Rape of the Lock. Canto iii. Line 16.
She who ne'er answers till a husband cools, Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; Charms by accepting, by submitting, sways, Yet has her humor most, when she obeys.
The ruling passion, be it what it will, The ruling passion conquers reason still.
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle iii. Line 153.
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