Robert Southey

1774 - 1843

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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