Why comes temptation, but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)
Source: The Ring and the Book. The Pope. Line 1185.
Contributed by: Zaady
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
All service ranks the same with God,- With God, whose puppets, best and worst, Are we: there is no last nor first.
Source: Pippa Passes. Part iv.
Ah, did you once see Shelley plain, And did he stop and speak to you, And did you speak to him again? How strange it seems, and new!
Source: Memorabilia. i.
They are perfect; how else?-they shall never change: We are faulty; why not?-we have time in store.
Source: Old Pictures in Florence.
God is the perfect poet, Who in his person acts his own creations.
Source: Paracelsus. Part ii.
Into the street the piper stepped, Smiling first a little smile As if he knew what magic slept In his quiet pipe the while. And the piper advanced And the children followed.
Stand still, true poet that you are! I know you; let me try and draw you. Some night you'll fail us: when afar You rise, remember one man saw you, Knew you, and named a star!
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