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
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
For every time she shouted "Fire!" They only answered "Little liar!" And therefore when her aunt returned, Matilda, and the house, were burned.
And the men that were boys when I was a boy Shall sit and drink with me.
Source: The South Country
Physicians of the utmost fame, Were called at once; but when they came They answered, as they took their fees, 'There is no Cure for this Disease.'
Source: Cautionary Tales, I907, Henry King
Pale Ebenezer thought it wrong to fight, But Roaring Bill (who killed him) thought it right.
Source: The Pacifist
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