Edward Young

1683 - 1765

A Quote by Edward Young on innocence

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.

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A Quote by Edward Young on dignity, divinity, force, gold, and virtue

What tender force, what dignity divine, what virtue consecrating every feature; around that neck what dross are gold and pearl!

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on time

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The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night

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A Quote by Edward Young on grace

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For who does nothing with a better grace?

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire vi. Line 1. 86.

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A Quote by Edward Young on death, love, and pity

Lovely in death the beauteous ruin lay; And if in death still lovely, lovelier there; Far lovelier! pity swells the tide of love.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Night Thoughts. Night iii. Line 104.

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A Quote by Edward Young on luxury

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On the soft bed of luxury most kingdoms have expired.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on god

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The soft whispers of the God in man.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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A Quote by Edward Young on world

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Night, sable goddess! from her ebon throne, In rayless majesty, now stretches forth Her leaden sceptre o'er a slumbering world.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: The Complaint: Night Thoughts. Night i. Line 18.

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A Quote by Edward Young on unhappiness

None think the great unhappy but the great.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

Source: Love of Fame. Satire i. Line 238.

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A Quote by Edward Young on envy and world

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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.

Edward Young (1683 - 1765)

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