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English Poet One of the most widely read English poets of his day, 1731-1800
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'Tis hard if all is false that I advance, A fool must now and then be right, by chance
'Tis pleasant, through the loopholes of retreat, / To peep at such a world; to see the stir / Of the great Babel, and not feel the crowd.
. . . words, pregnant with celestial fire.
A business with a income at its heels, furnishes always oil for its own wheels
A cheap but wholesome salad from the brook.
A firm persuasion of the superintendence of Providence over all our concerns is absolutely necessary to our happiness.
A fool must now and then be right, by chance.
A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge: / He says but little, and that little said / Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. / His wit invites you by his looks to come, / But when you knock, it never is at home.
A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.
A hat not much the worse for wear.
A land-breeze shook the shrouds, / And she was overset; / Down went the Royal George, / With all her crew complete.
A life all turbulence and noise may seem,
To him that leads it, wise and to be praised;
But wisdom is a pearl with most success
Sought in still water, and beneath clear skies.
A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
A man renowned for repartee will seldom scruple to make free with friendship's finest feeling, will thrust a dagger at your breast, and say he wounded you in jest, by way of balm for healing.
A moral, sensible, and well-bred man
Will not affront me, -- and no other can.
A noisy man is always in the right.
A patriot's blood,
Well spent in such a strife, may earn indeed,
And for a time ensure to his loved land,
The sweets of liberty and equal laws;
But martyrs struggle for a brighter prize,
And win it with more pain. Their blood is shed
In confirmation of the noblest claim --
Our claim to feed upon immortal truth,
To walk with God, to be divinely free,
To soar, and to anticipate the skies.
Yet few remember them.
A self-made man? Yes - and worships his creator
Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair
Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
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