Just my vengeance complete, The man sprang to his feet, Stood erect, caught at God's skirts, and prayed! So, I was afraid!
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Source: Instans Tyrannus.
Contributed by: Zaady
Thy rare gold ring of verse (the poet praised) Linking our England to his Italy.
Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 873.
Oh never star Was lost here but it rose afar.
Source: Waring. ii.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Source: Apollo and the Fates
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
What? Was man made a wheel-work to wind up, And be discharged, and straight wound up anew? No! grown, his growth lasts; taught, he ne'er forgets: May learn a thousand things, not twice the same.
Source: A Death in the Desert.
Why comes temptation, but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.
That 's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over, Lest you should think he never could recapture The first fine careless rapture.
Source: Home-Thoughts from Abroad. ii.
Why stay we on the earth except to grow?
Boot, saddle, to horse, and away!
Source: Cavalier Tunes
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