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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Tired nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! He, like the world, his ready visit pays Where fortune smiles; the wretched he forsakes.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 1.
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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