For loveliness Needs not the foreign aid of ornament, But is when unadorned adorned the most.
James Thomson (1700 - 1748)
Source: The Seasons. Autumn, 1730
Contributed by: Zaady
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
Welcome, ye shades! ye bowery Thickets hail! Ye lofty Pines! ye venerable Oaks! Ye Ashes wild, resounding o'er the steep! Delicious is your shelter to the soul.
Source: The Seasons. Summer
An elegant sufficiency, content, Retirement, rural, quiet, friendship, books.
Source: The Seasons. Spring, 1728
Come then, expressive silence, muse His praise.
Source: Hymn, 1730
Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove An unrelenting foe to love, And, when we meet a mutual heart, Come in between and bid us part?
Source: To Fortune
Come gentle Spring! ethereal mildness, come.
A pleasing land of drowsyhead it was.
Source: The Castle of Indolence, 1748
But who can paint Like Nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers?
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