I know it is a sin For me to sit and grin At him here; But the old three-cornered hat, And the breeches, and all that, Are so queer!
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: The Last Leaf.
Contributed by: Zaady
And when you stick on conversation's burrs, Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.
Thine eye was on the censer, And not the hand that bore it.
Source: Lines by a Clerk.
Have faith and pursue the unknown end.
Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.
Source: No Time like the old Time.
A general flavor of mild decay.
Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece
The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.
Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays The pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Source: Poems. An After-Dinner Poem
Genius does not herd with genius.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table.
The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
Source: The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
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