E'en like the passage of an angel's tear That falls through the clear ether silently.
John Keats (1795 - 1821)
Source: To One who has been long in City pent.
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What shocks the virtuous philosopher, delights the chameleon poet.
Source: Letter to Richard Woodhouse (27 October 1818)
There was an awful rainbow once in heaven: We know her woof, her texture; she is given In the dull catalogue of common things. Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
Source: Lamia. Part ii.
Asleep in lap of legends old.
Source: The Eve of St. Agnes. Stanza 15.
One life,-a little gleam of time between two Eternities.
Source: The Hero as a Man of Letters.
Literary men are . . . a perpetual priesthood.
Source: State of German Literature.
Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls.
Source: Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
Love in a hut, with water and crust, Is-Love, forgive us!-cinders, ashes, dust; Love in a palace is perhaps at last More grievous torment than a hermit's fast.
The uttered part of a man's life, let us always repeat, bears to the unuttered, unconscious part a small unknown proportion. He himself never knows it, much less do others.
We are firm believers in the maxim that for all right judgment of any man or thing it is useful, nay, essential, to see his good qualities before pronouncing on his bad.
Source: Goethe. Edinburgh Review, 1828.
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