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.
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!
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.
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