Robert Southey

1774 - 1843

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 on fame, good, and victory

And everybody praised the Duke Who this great fight did win. "But what good came of it at last?" Quoth little Peterkin. "Why, that I cannot tell," said he, "But 'twas a famous victory."

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Battle of Blenheim.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on fatherhood and reason

"You are old, Father William," the young man cried, "The few locks which are left you are gray; You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man,- Now tell me the reason I pray."

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Old Man's Comforts, and how he gained them.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on agreement

Agreed to differ.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Life of Wesley.

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A Quote by Robert Southey

And last of all an Admiral came, A terrible man with a terrible name,- A name which you all know by sight very well, But which no one can speak, and no one can spell.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The March to Moscow. Stanza 8.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on contentment, hope, immortality, nature, rest, and spirit

It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

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A Quote by Robert Southey on darkness, divinity, glory, heaven, serenity, and silence

How beautiful is night! A dewy freshness fills the silent air; No mist obscures; nor cloud, nor speck, nor stain, Breaks the serene of heaven: In full-orbed glory, yonder moon divine Rolls through the dark blue depths; Beneath her steady ray The desert circle spreads Like the round ocean, girdled with the sky. How beautiful is night!

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Thalaba. Book i. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Robert Southey

Blue, darkly, deeply, beautifully blue.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Madoc in Wales. Part i. 5.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on day, death, failure, and friendship

My days among the dead are passed; Around me I behold, Where'er these casual eyes are cast, The mighty minds of old; My never-failing friends are they, With whom I converse day by day.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: Occasional Pieces. xviii.

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