I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)
Source: She Stoops to Conquer
Contributed by: Zaady
All his faults are such that one loves him still the better for them.
Source: The Good-Natured Man. Act i.
O Luxury! thou curst by Heaven's decree!
Source: The Deserted Village
And learn the luxury of doing good.
Source: The Traveller
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
The king himself has followed her When she has walk'd before.
Source: Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize
Good people all, with one accord, Lament for Madam Blaize, Who never wanted a good word From those who spoke her praise.
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