Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young

Shall man alone, for whom all else revives, No resurrection know? Shall man alone, Imperial man! be sown in barren ground, Less privileged than grain, on which he feeds?

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts.

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A Quote by Edward Young on chastity and heaven

Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 600.

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A Quote by Edward Young on fortune, nature, sleep, and world

Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 1.

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A Quote by Edward Young on children, revenge, soul, and virtue

Souls made of fire, and children of the sun, With whom revenge is virtue.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Edward Young on language, men, mind, and nature

Where Nature's end of language is declin'd, And men talk only to conceal the mind.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 207.

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A Quote by Edward Young on boredom, heaven, and past

'T is greatly wise to talk with our past hours, And ask them what report they bore to heaven.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 376.

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A Quote by Edward Young

Thoughts shut up want air, And spoil, like bales unopen'd to the sun.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 466.

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A Quote by Edward Young on time

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Time elaborately thrown away.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Last Day. Book i.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, heaven, hell, and time

Time flies, death urges, knells call, Heaven invites, Hell threatens.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii Line 292.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, justice, and time

We see time's furrows on another's brow, And death intrench'd, preparing his assault; How few themselves in that just mirror see!

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 627.

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