The booby father craves a booby son, And by Heaven's blessing thinks himself undone.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Love of Fame. Satire ii. Line 165.
Contributed by: Zaady
It is great and manly to disdain disguise; it shows our spirit and proves our strength.
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."
Age should fly concourse, cover in retreat defects of judgment, and the will subdue; walk thoughtful on the silent, solemn shore of that vast ocean it must sail so soon.
Like our shadows, Our wishes lengthen as our sun declines.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 661.
Too low they build who build beneath the stars.
By night an atheist half believes a God.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night v. Line 177.
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!
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