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.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 717.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
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.
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