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A minute's success pays for the failure of years.
A pretty woman's worth some pains to see,
Nor is she spoiled, I take it, if a crown
Completes the forehead pale and tresses pure.
And gain is gain, however small.
Any nose may ravage with impunity a rose.
Be sure they sleep not whom God needs.
Fair or foul the lot apportioned life on earth, we bear alike.
Faster and more fast,
O'er night's brim, day boils at last;
Boils, pure gold, o'er the cloud-cup's brim.
Faultless to a fault.
God is a perfect poet,
Who in His person acts His own creations.
God smiles as He has always smiled;
Ere suns and moons could wax and wane,
Ere stars were thundergirt, or piled
The Heavens, God thought on me His child;
Ordained a life for me, arrayed
Its circumstances, every one
To the minutest; ay, God said
This head this hand should rest upon
Thus, ere He fashioned star or sun.
I know a mount, the gracious Sun perceives
First when he visits, last, too, when he leaves
The world; and, vainly favored, it repays
The day-long glory of his steadfast gaze
By no change of its large calm front of snow.
I send my heart up to thee, all my heart
In this my singing!
For the stars help me, and the sea bear part.
Lied is a rough phrase; say he fell from truth.
No thought which ever stirred
A human breast should be untold.
One wise man's verdict outweighs all the fools'.
Pleasure must succeed to pleasure, else past pleasure turns to pain.
Progress is the law of life,--man is not man as yet.
So free we seem, so fettered fast we are.
So may a glory from defect arise.
Sorrow, the heart must bear,
Sits in the home of each, conspicuous there.
Many a circumstance, at least,
Touches the very breast.
Whom any sent away,--he knows:
And in the live man's stead,
Armor and ashes reach
The house of each.
Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Talent should minister to genius.
The best is yet to be,
The last of life, for which the first was made.
There are times when patience proves at fault.
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