His religion at best is an anxious wish,-like that of Rabelais, a great Perhaps.
John Keats (1795 - 1821)
Source: Burns. Edinburgh Review, 1828.
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We have oftener than once endeavoured to attach some meaning to that aphorism, vulgarly imputed to Shaftesbury, which however we can find nowhere in his works, that "ridicule is the test of truth."
Source: Voltaire. Foreign Review, 1829.
Silence is deep as Eternity, speech is shallow as Time.
Source: Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
Thou foster-child of Silence and slow Time.
Source: Ode on a Grecian Urn.
Thou, silent form, doth tease us out of thought As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
O magic sleep! O comfortable bird, That broodest o'er the troubled sea of the mind Till it is hush'd and smooth!
So many, and so many, and such glee.
Source: Endymion. Book iv.
To sorrow I bade good-morrow, And thought to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, She loves me dearly; She is so constant to me, and so kind.
As the Swiss inscription says: Sprechen ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden,- "Speech is silvern, Silence is golden;" or, as I might rather express it, Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity.
Source: Sartor Resartus. Book iii. Chap. iii.
What shocks the virtuous philosopher, delights the chameleon poet.
Source: Letter to Richard Woodhouse (27 October 1818)
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