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.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Source: An Incident in a Railroad Car.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
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.
Under the yaller pines I house, When sunshine makes 'em all sweet-scented, An' hear among their furry boughs The baskin' west-wind purr contented.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. x.
Earth's noblest thing,-a woman perfected.
All kin' o' smily round the lips, An' teary round the lashes.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.
Soft-heartedness, in times like these, Shows sof'ness in the upper story.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. vii.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
Source: Among my Books. First Series. Dryden.
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