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.
Beautiful as sweet, And young as beautiful, and soft as young, And gay as soft, and innocent as gay!
Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 81.
What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature; around that neck what dross are gold and pearl!
The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night
For who does nothing with a better grace?
Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 86.
The man that makes a character makes foes.
Source: To Mr. Pope. Epistle i. Line 28.
There is nothing of which men are more liberal than their good advice, be their stock of it ever so small; because it seems to carry in it an intimation of their own influence, importance or worth.
Affliction is the good man's shining scene; prosperity conceals his brightest ray; as night to stars, woe lustre gives to man.
Amid my list of blessings infinite, stands this the foremost, "that my heart has bled."
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