A man's best things are nearest him, Lie close about his feet.
Richard Monckton Milnes (1809 - 1885)
Source: The Men of Old.
Contributed by: Zaady
Among the many things he has requested of me to-night, this is the principal,-that on his gravestone shall be this inscription.
Source: Life, Letters, and Literary Remains of John Keats. Letter to Severn, vol. ii. p. 91.
But on and up, where Nature's heart Beats strong amid the hills.
Source: Tragedy of the Lac de Gaube. Stanza 2.
Great thoughts, great feelings came to them, Like instincts, unawares.
I wandered by the brookside, I wandered by the mill; I could not hear the brook flow, The noisy wheel was still.
Source: The Brookside.
The beating of my own heart Was all the sound I heard.
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