Thomas Hood

1798 - 1845

A Quote by Thomas Hood on lies

in

He lies like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, Tormenting himself with his prickles.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: Her Dream.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on good

in

How widely its agencies vary,- To save, to ruin, to curse, to bless,- As even its minted coins express, Now stamp'd with the image of Good Queen Bess, And now of a Bloody Mary.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: Her Moral.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on darkness, heaven, ignorance, and joy

I remember, I remember The fir-trees dark and high; I used to think their slender tops Were close against the sky; It was a childish ignorance, But now 't is little joy To know I'm farther off from heaven Than when I was a boy.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: I remember, I remember.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on life, men, motherhood, sister, and wives

O men with sisters dear, O men with mothers and wives, It is not linen you 're wearing out, But human creatures' lives!

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: The Song of the Shirt.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on listening and silence

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn Stand shadowless like Silence, listening To silence.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: Ode; Autumn

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on life and silence

There is a silence where hath been no sound, There is a silence where no sound may be,- In the cold grave, under the deep, deep sea, Or in the wide desert where no life is found.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: Sonnet. Silence.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on men and pity

in

When Eve upon the first of Men The apple press'd with specious cant, Oh! what a thousand pities then That Adam was not Adamant!

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: A Reflection

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on study

in

No solemn sanctimonious face I pull, Nor think I 'm pious when I 'm only bilious; Nor study in my sanctum supercilious, To frame a Sabbath Bill or forge a Bull.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: Ode to Rae Wilson.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on charity and christianity

Alas for the rarity Of Christian charity Under the sun!

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: The Bridge of Sighs.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Thomas Hood on evil, heart, and thought

But evil is wrought by want of thought, As well as want of heart!

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: The Lady's Dream

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content