Presents, I often say, endear absents.
Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)
Source: A Dissertation upon Roast Pig.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
. . . who ran Through each mode of the lyre, and was master of all.
Source: On the Death of Sheridan.
And when once the young heart of a maiden is stolen, The maiden herself will steal after it soon.
Source: Ill Omens.
The moon looks On many brooks, "The brook can see no moon but this."
Source: While Gazing on the Moon's Light.
When did morning ever break, And find such beaming eyes awake?
Source: Fly not yet.
Neat, not gaudy.
Source: Letter to Wordsworth, 1806.
This world is all a fleeting show, For man's illusion given; The smiles of joy, the tears of woe, Deceitful shine, deceitful flow,- There 's nothing true but Heaven.
Source: This World is all a fleeting Show.
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