Robert Southey

1774 - 1843

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 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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A Quote by Robert Southey on day, devil, and world

From his brimstone bed, at break of day, A-walking the Devil is gone, To look at his little snug farm of the World, And see how his stock went on.

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Devil's Walk. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Robert Southey on brevity and words

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

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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