A general flavor of mild decay.
Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)
Source: The Deacon’s Masterpiece
Contributed by: Zaady
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
'T is the heart's current lends the cup its glow, Whate'er the fountain whence the draught may flow.
Source: A Sentiment.
O hearts that break and give no sign Save whitening lip and fading tresses!
Source: The Voiceless.
You hear that boy laughing?-you think he's all fun; But the angels laugh, too, at the good he has done; The children laugh loud as they troop to his call, And the poor man that knows him laughs loudest of all.
Source: The Boys.
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!
Source: The Last Leaf.
And when you stick on conversation's burrs, Don't strew your pathway with those dreadful urs.
Source: A Rhymed Lesson. Urania.
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