Nature, exerting an unwearied power, Forms, opens, and gives scent to every flower; Spreads the fresh verdure of the field, and leads The dancing Naiads through the dewy meads.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
Source: Table Talk. Line 690.
Contributed by: Zaady
Pernicious weed! whose scent the fair annoys, Unfriendly to society's chief joys: Thy worst effect is banishing for hours The sex whose presence civilizes ours.
Source: Conversation. Line 251.
There is a pleasure in poetic pains. Which only poets know.
Source: The Timepiece, line 285.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
Lights of the world, and stars of human race.
Source: The Progress of Error. Line 97.
Lord, it is my chief complaint, That my love is weak and faint; Yet I love thee and adore, Oh for grace to love thee more!
Source: Olney Hymns
Low ambition and the thirst of praise.
Source: Table Talk. Line 591.
Manner is all in all, whate'er is writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit.
Source: Table Talk. Line 542.
The kindest and the happiest pair Will find occasion to forbear; And something, every day they live, To pity, and perhaps forgive.
Ye therefore who love mercy, teach your sons to love it, too.
Source: The Winter Walk at Noon
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