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
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn Stand shadowless like Silence, listening To silence.
Source: Ode; Autumn
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.
Source: Sonnet. Silence.
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Source: see Oliver Wendell Holmes
There's Bardus, a six-foot column of fop, A lighthouse without any light atop.
Source: Miss Kilmansegg. Her First Step
A man that 's fond precociously of stirring Must be a spoon.
Source: Morning Meditations.
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!
Source: A Reflection
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.
Source: Ode to Rae Wilson.
Alas for the rarity Of Christian charity Under the sun!
Source: The Bridge of Sighs.
But evil is wrought by want of thought, As well as want of heart!
Source: The Lady's Dream
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