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.
Contributed by: Zaady
Early, bright, transient, chaste as morning dew, She sparkled, was exhaled, and went to heaven.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 600.
Pity swells the tide of love.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 107.
A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 793.
And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Source: Satire VII, 1725-28
Prayer ardent opens heaven.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night viii. Line 721.
We rise in glory as we sink in pride.
Procrastination is the thief of time
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 393.
The purpose firm is equal to the deed.
Some for renown, on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 89.
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