His heart kep' goin' pity-pat, But hern went pity-Zekle.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.
Contributed by: Zaady
'T is heaven alone that is given away; 'T is only God may be had for the asking.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
'T was kin' o' kingdom-come to look On sech a blessed cretur.
Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'T is his at last who says it best.
Source: For an Autograph.
All thoughts that mould the age begin Deep down within the primitive soul.
Source: An Incident in a Railroad Car.
It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century.
Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.
Source: New England Two Centuries ago.
Not only around our infancy Doth heaven with all its splendors lie; Daily, with souls that cringe and plot, We Sinais climb and know it not.
Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man; He 's ben on all sides thet give places or pelf; But consistency still wuz a part of his plan,- He 's ben true to one party, an' thet is himself.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. ii.
Ez fer war, I call it murder,- There you hev it plain an' flat; I don't want to go no furder Than my Testyment fer that. . . . . . An' you 've gut to git up airly Ef you want to take in God.
Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. i.
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