This narrow isthmus 'twixt two boundless seas, The past, the future: - two eternities!
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
Source: quoting from Lalla Rookh: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan.
Contributed by: Zaady
I knew, by the smoke that so gracefully curl'd Above the green elms, that a cottage was near; And I said, "If there's peace to be found in the world, A heart that was humble might hope for it here."
Source: Ballad Stanzas.
Every season hath its pleasures; Spring may boast her flowery prime, Yet the vineyard's ruby treasures Brighten Autumn's soberer time.
How shall we rank thee upon glory's page, Thou more than soldier, and just less than sage?
Source: To Thomas Hume.
Faith is a gift of spirit that allows the soul to remain attached to its own unfolding. When faith is soulful, it is always planted in the soil of wonder and questioning.
Where bastard Freedom waves The fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
Source: To the Lord Viscount Forbes, written from the City of Washington.
Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advise, do the the reverse and you are sure to be wise.
Faintly as tolls the evening chime, Our voices keep tune and our oars keep time.
Source: A Canadian Boat-Song.
Row, brothers, row, the stream runs fast, The rapids are near, and the daylight 's past.
Like a young eagle who has lent his plume To fledge the shaft by which he meets his doom, See their own feathers pluck'd to wing the dart Which rank corruption destines for their heart.
Source: Corruption. (see Lord Byron)
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