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
The red-letter days now become, to all intents and purposes, dead-letter days.
Source: Oxford in the Vacation.
Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her wand she bore.
Source: Rich and rare were the Gems she wore.
You may break, you may shatter the vase if you will, But the scent of the roses will hang round it still.
Source: Farewell! But whenever you welcome the Hour.
And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.
Source: Oh breathe not his Name.
Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony; but organically I am incapable of a tune.
Source: A Chapter on Ears.
But the trail of the serpent is over them all.
Source: Paradise and the Peri.
I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days. All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Source: Old Familiar Faces.
But there 's nothing half so sweet in life As love's young dream.
Source: Love's Young Dream.
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