One morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate.
Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)
Source: Paradise and the Peri.
Contributed by: Zaady
I give thee all,-I can no more, Though poor the off'ring be; My heart and lute are all the store That I can bring to thee.
Source: My Heart and Lute.
Go where glory waits thee! But while fame elates thee, Oh, still remember me!
Source: Go where Glory waits thee.
The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
Source: The Athenæum, 4 Jan 1834
Wert thou all that I wish thee, great, glorious, and free, First flower of the earth and first gem of the sea.
Source: Remember Thee.
To Greece we give our shining blades.
Source: Evenings in Greece. First Evening.
Like the stain'd web that whitens in the sun, Grow pure by being purely shone upon.
Source: Lalla Rookh. The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
'T is believ'd that this harp which I wake now for thee Was a siren of old who sung under the sea.
Source: The Origin of the Harp.
A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.
Source: How shall I woo?
If I speak to thee in friendship's name, Thou think'st I speak too coldly; If I mention love's devoted flame, Thou say'st I speak too boldly.
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