Creation sleeps! 'T is as the general pulse Of life stood still, and Nature made a pause,- An awful pause! prophetic of her end.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 23.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
The booby father craves a booby son, And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself undone.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 165.
It is great and manly to disdain disguise; it shows our spirit and proves our strength.
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