Robert Southey

1774 - 1843

A Quote by Robert Southey

Through moss and through brake.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Cataract of Lodore.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on day, fear, losing, motherhood, sorrow, and tears

Oh, when a mother meets on high The babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight?

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Curse of Kehama. Canto x. Stanza 11.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on authority, body, conscience, god, innocence, judgment, mind, pleasure, reason, spirituality, strength, and tenderness

Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on coaching, humility, and pride

He passed a cottage with a double coach-house, A cottage of gentility! And he owned with a grin That his favourite sin Is pride that apes humility.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Devils Walk. Stanza 8. (Imitated Coleridge)

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A Quote by Robert Southey

So I told them in rhyme, For of rhymes I had store.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Cataract of Lodore.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on schools

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The Satanic school.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Vision of Judgment. Original Preface.

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A Quote by Robert Southey

A sight to delight in.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Cataract of Lodore.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on friendship, persuasion, time, and worth

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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A Quote by Robert Southey

Helter-skelter, Hurry-scurry.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Cataract of Lodore.

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A Quote by Robert Southey

The march of intellect.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Colloquies on the Progress and Prospects of Society. Vol. ii. p. 360. The Doctor, Chap. Extraordinary.

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