How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 97.
Contributed by: Zaady
Great let me call him, for he conquered me.
Source: The Revenge. Act i. Sc. 1.
The course of Nature is the art of God.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ix. Line 1267.
Creation sleeps! 'T is as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause,- An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 23.
Horace appears in good humor while he censures, and therefore his censure has the more weight, as supposed to proceed from judgment and not from passion.
Man makes a death which Nature never made. And feels a thousand deaths in fearing one.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night iv. Line 15 & 17.
The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileg'd beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of heaven.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 633.
While man is growing, life is in decrease; And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. Our birth is nothing but our death begun. As tapers waste the moment they take fire.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 717.
How blessings brighten as they take their flight!
Source: Night Thoughts. Night ii. Line 602.
The blood will follow where the knife is driven, The flesh will quiver where the pincers tear.
Source: The Revenge. Act v. Sc. 2.
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