THE MOST EXTENSIVE
ON THE INTERNET
Man yields to custom, as he bows to fate,
In all things ruled--mind, body, and estate,
In pain, in sickness, we for cure apply
To them we know not, and we know not why.
- Tale III--The Gentleman Farmer (l. 86)
The coward never on himself relies,
But to an equal for assistance flies.
- Tale III-The Gentleman Farmer (l. 84)
All green was vanished save of pine and yew,
That still displayed their melancholy hue;
Save the green holly with its berries red,
And the green moss that o'er the gravel spread.
- Tale of the Hall [Holly]
But 'twas a maxim he had often tried,
That right was right, and there he would abide.
- Tales (tale XV, The Squire and the Priest)
The face the index of a feeling mind.
- Tales of the Hall [Face]
Now, at a certain time, in pleasant mood,
He tried the luxury of doing good.
- Tales of the Hall (bk. III) [Goodness]
To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent!
- Tales of the Hall
(bk. III, Boys at School, last line)
Jane borrow'd maxims from a doubting school,
And took for truth the test of ridicule;
Lucy saw no such virtue in a jest,
Truth was with her of ridicule the test.
- Tales of the Hall (bk. VIII, l. 126)
See Time has touched me gently in his race,
And left no odious furrows in my face.
- Tales of the Hall
(bk. XVII, The Widow, st. 3) [Time]
Cut and come again.
- Tales VII (l. 26) [Proverbial Phrases]
The wife was pretty, trifling, childish, weak;
She could not think, but would not cease to speak.
- Tales--Struggles of Conscience [Wives]
Oh! 'tis a precious thing, when wives are dead,
To find such numbers who will serve instead:
And in whatever state a man be thrown,
'Tis that precisely they would wish their own.
- Tales--The Learned Boy [Wives]
But monument themselves memorials need.
- The Borough (letter II) [Monuments]
"What is a church?" Let Truth and reason speak,
They would reply, "The faithful, pure and meek,
From Christian folds, the one selected race,
Of all professions, and in every place."
- The Borough (letter II, l. 1) [Churches]
"What is a church?"--Our honest sexton tells,
'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells.
- The Borough (letter II, l. 11) [Churches]
Habit with him was all the test of truth;
"It must be right: I've done it from my youth."
- The Borough (letter III) [Habit]
From powerful causes spring the empiric's gains,
Man's love of life, his weakness, and his pains;
These first induce him the vile trash to try,
Then lend his name, that other men may buy.
- The Borough (letter VII, l. 124)
To show the world what long experience gains,
Requires not courage, though it calls for pains;
But at life's outset to inform mankind
Is a bold effort of a valiant mind.
- The Borough (letter VII, l. 47)
Void of all honor, avaricious, rash,
The daring tribe compound their boasted trash--
Tincture of syrup, lotion, drop, or pill;
All tempt the sick to trust the lying bill.
- The Borough (letter VII, l. 75) [Quackery]
Let's learn to live, for we must die alone.
- The Borough (letter X) [Life]
Virtue alone is happiness below.
- The Borough (letter XVI) [Virtue]
His patient soul endures what Heav'n ordains,
But neither feels nor fears ideal pains.
- The Borough (letter XVII) [Patience]
Some hearts are hidden, some have not a heart.
- The Borough (letter XVII) [Heart]
Temp'rate in every place--abroad, at home,
Thence will applause, and hence will profit come;
And health from either--he in time prepares
For sickness, age, and their attendant cares.
- The Borough (letter XVII, l. 198)
Books cannot always please, however good;
Minds are not ever craving for their food.
- The Borough (letter XXIV, Schools, l. 402)
Displaying page 3 of 4 for this author: << Prev Next >> 1 2  4