Beautiful as sweet, And young as beautiful, and soft as young, And gay as soft, and innocent as gay!
Edward Young (1683 - 1765)
Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 81.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.
The soft whispers of the God in man.
Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world.
Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 18.
None think the great unhappy but the great.
Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 238.
If we did but know how little some enjoy of the great things that they possess, there would not be much envy in the world.
Insatiate archer! could not one suffice? Thy shaft flew thrice, and thrice my peace was slain; And thrice, ere thrice yon moon had filled her horn.
Source: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 212.
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