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EDWARD YOUNG
English poet and dramatist
(1683 - 1765)
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To frown at pleasure, and to smile in pain.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,045)
        [Pleasure]

They most the world enjoy who east admire.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,173)
        [World]

But wisdom, awful wisdom! which inspects,
  Discerns, compares, weighs, separates, infers,
    Seizes the right, and holds it to the last.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,253)
        [Wisdom]

Sense is our helmet, wit is but the plume;
  The plume exposes, 'tis our helmet saves.
    Sense is the diamond, weighty, solid, sound;
      When cut by wit, it casts a brighter beam;
        Yet, wit apart, it is a diamond still.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1,254)
        [Sense]

Let not the cooings of the world allure thee:
  Which of her lovers ever found her true?
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 1.279)
        [World]

Confiding, though confounded; hoping on,
  Untaught by trial, unconvinced by proof,
    And ever looking for the never-seen.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 116) [Hope]

Too low they build who build beneath the stars.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 225)
        [Ambition]

A man I knew who lived upon a smile,
  And well it fed him; he look'd plump and fair,
    While rankest venom foam'd through every vein.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 336)
        [Hypocrisy : Smiles]

I give him joy that's awkward at a lie.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 361)
        [Lying]

We rise in glory, as we sink in pride:
  Where boasting ends, there dignity begins.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 508)
        [Glory]

Truth never was indebted to a lie.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 587)
        [Truth]

A foe to God was ne'er true friend to man,
  Some sinister intent taints all he does.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 704)
        [Friends]

A Deity believed, is joy begun;
  A Deity adored, is joy advanced;
    A Deity beloved, is joy matured.
      Each branch of piety delight inspires.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 720) [God]

Prayer ardent opens heaven.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 721)
        [Prayer]

The house of laughter makes a house of woe.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 757)
        [Laughter]

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 793) [Pain]

Man of the World (for such wouldst thou be called)--
  And art thou proud of that inglorious style?
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 8) [World]

Joys season'd high, and tasting strong of guilt.
      - Night Thoughts (night VIII, l. 835) [Joy]

Revere thyself, and yet thyself despise.
      - Night Thoughts (VI, 128) [Dignity]

[The] public path of life
  Is dirty.
      - Night Thoughts (VIII, 373) [Public]

In chambers deep,
  Where waters sleep,
    What unknown treasures pave the floor.
      - Ocean (st. 24) [Ocean]

A narrow isthmus betwixt time and eternity.
      - On Pleasure--Letter (III) [Life]

Mine is the night, with all her stars.
      - Paraphrase on Job (l. 147) [Night]

Fond man! the vision of a moment made!
  Dream of a dream! and shadow of a shade!
      - Paraphrase on Part of the Book of Job
         (l. 187) [Visions]

Though man sits still, and takes his ease,
  God is at work on man;
    No means, no moment unemploy'd,
      To bless him, if he can.
      - Resignation (pt. I, st. 119) [God]


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