This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future,-two eternities!
Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)
Source: quoting from Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
Contributed by: Zaady
Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less, as I never think about them.
Source: Letter to Thomas Manning, 2 Jan. 1810
To live with them is far less sweet Than to remember thee.
Source: I Saw thy Form.
To sigh, yet feel no pain; To weep, yet scarce know why; To sport an hour with Beauty's chain, Then throw it idly by.
Source: The Blue Stocking.
By myself walking, To myself talking.
For thy sake, Tobacco, I Would do any thing but die.
Source: A Farewell to Tobacco
If thou would'st have me sing and play As once I play'd and sung, First take this time-worn lute away, And bring one freshly strung.
Source: If Thou would 'st have Me sing and play.
Oh, breathe not his name! let it sleep in the shade, Where cold and unhonour'd his relics are laid,
Source: Oh breathe not his Name.
For with G. D., to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with the Lord.
Source: Oxford in the Vacation.
And half had staggered that stout Stagirite.
Source: Written at Cambridge.
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