Death loves a shining mark, a signal blow.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. 1. Line 1011.
Contributed by: Zaady
A death-bed's a detector of the heart.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 641.
Devotion! daughter of astronomy! An undevout astronomer is mad.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night ix. 1. Line 769.
Forever most divinely in the wrong.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 106.
Who does the best his circumstance allows, Does well, acts nobly-angels could no more.
Thy purpose firm is equal to the deed: Who does the best his circumstance allows Does well, acts nobly; angels could no more.
Source: Night Thoughts.
Still seems it strange, that thou shouldst live forever: Is it less strange, that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle, and that no more.
Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener chang'd their principles than shirt.
Source: To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 277.
There buds the promise of celestial worth.
Source: The Last Day. Book iii.
How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 97.
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