Loss and Possession, Death and Life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.
Hilaire Belloc (1870 - 1953)
Contributed by: MKEMike
The Devil, having nothing else to do Went off to tempt my Lady Poltagrue. My Lady, tempted by a private whim, To his extreme annoyance, tempted him.
Source: Epigrams. On Lady Poltagrue, a Public Peril
Contributed by: Zaady
How slow the shadow creeps: but when 'tis past How fast the shadows fall. How fast! How fast!
Source: For a Sundial
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
When I am dead, I hope it may be said: "His sins were scarlet, but his books were read."
Source: On His Books
Child! do not throw this book about Refrain from the unholy pleasure Of cutting all the pictures out! Preserve it as your chiefest treasure.
Source: A Bad Child's Book of Beasts, 1896 dedication
When people call this beast to mind, They marvel more and more At such a little tail behind, So large a trunk before.
Source: A Bad Child's Book of Beasts, The Elephant
From quiet homes and first beginnings, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends.
Source: Dedicatory Ode
I said to Heart, "How goes it?" Heart replied: "Right as a Ribstone Pippin!" But it lied.
Source: The False Heart
It happened that a few weeks later Her aunt was off to the theater To see that interesting play The Second Mrs. Tanqueray.
Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Matilda
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