Delightful task! to rear the tender thought, To teach the young idea how to shoot.
James Thomson (1700 - 1748)
Source: The Seasons. Spring, 1728
Contributed by: Zaady
For loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadorned adorned the most.
Source: The Seasons. Autumn, 1730
Sighed and looked unutterable things.
Source: The Seasons. Summer, 1727
When Britain first, at Heaven's command, Arose from out the azure main, This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sung this strain: Rule, Britannia, rule the waves; Britons never will be slaves.
Source: Alfred, 1740
An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, Ease and alternate labour, useful life, Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
See, Winter comes to rule the varied world, Sullen and sad.
Source: The Seasons. Winter, 1726
There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead.
A little round, fat, oily man of God.
Source: The Castle of Indolence, 1748
Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.
Source: On May
But who can paint Like nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
Source: The Seasons.
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