Pride in their port, defiance in their eye, I see the lords of humankind pass by.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)
Source: The Traveller
Contributed by: Zaady
The watch-dog's voice that bay'd the whispering wind, And the loud laugh that spoke the vacant mind.
Source: The Deserted Village
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Source: She Stoops to Conquer
All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
Source: The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
To the last moment of his breath, On hope the wretch relies; And even the pang preceding death Bids expectation rise.
Source: The Captivity
Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.
His best companions, innocence and health; And his best riches, ignorance of wealth.
Luke's iron crown, and Damien's bed of steel.
And e'en while fashion's brightest arts decoy, The heart distrusting asks if this be joy.
A kind and gentle heart he had, To comfort friends and foes; The naked every day he clad When he put on his clothes.
Source: Elegy on the Death of a Mad Dog
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