There is in souls a sympathy with sounds; And as the mind is pitch'd, the ear is pleased With melting airs or martial, brisk, or grave; Some chord in unison with what we hear Is touch'd within us, and the heart replies.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800)
Source: The Winter Walk at Noon
Contributed by: Zaady
Ages elapsed ere Homer's lamp appear'd, And ages ere the Mantuan swan was heard: To carry nature lengths unknown before, To give a Milton birth, ask'd ages more.
Source: Table Talk. Line 556.
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.
How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home!
Source: The Progress of Error. Line 415.
Elegant as simplicity, and warm As ecstasy.
Source: Table Talk. Line 588.
England, with all thy faults I love thee still, My country!
Source: The Task, book ii. The Timepiece, line 206.
A fool must now and then be right - by chance.
Source: Conversation. Line 96.
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