It ["The Ancient Mariner"] is marvellous in its mastery over that delightfully fortuitous inconsequence that is the adamantine logic of dreamland.
James Lowell (1819 - 1891)
Contributed by: Zaady
Zekle crep' up quite unbeknown An' peeked in thru' the winder, An' there sot Huldy all alone, 'Ith no one nigh to hender.
Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.
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.
Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.
The wisest man could ask no more of fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true, Safe from the many, honored by the few; Nothing to court in Church, or World, or State, But inwardly in secret to be great.
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.
Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.
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