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Imagining is in itself the very height and life of poetry, which, by a kind of enthusiasm or extraordinary emotion of the soul, makes it seem to us that we behold those things which the poet paints.
Imitation pleases, because it affords matter for inquiring into the truth or falsehood of imitation, by comparing its likeness or unlikeness with the original.
Imitators are but a servile kind of cattle.
In all you write be neither low nor vile:
The meanest theme may have a proper style.
In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin, before polygamy was made a sin.
Infamous wretch! so much below my scorn,
I dare not kill thee.
Interest makes all seem reason that leads to it.
Is no return due from a grateful breast?
It is a madness to make fortune the mistress of events, because in herself she is nothing, but is ruled by prudence.
It speaks no less than God in every line.
It's a hard world, neighbors, if a man's oath must be his master.
Jealousy, the jaundice of the soul.
Led like a victim, to my death I'll go,
And, dying, bless the hand that gave the blow.
Let cheerfulness on happy fortune wait.
Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections.
Like some tall tree, the monster of the wood, o'ershading all that under him would grow.
Like the faint streaks of ligbt broke loose from darkness, and dawning into blushes.
Long pains, with use of bearing, are half eased.
Lord of yourself, uncumbered with a wife.
Love is a child that talks in broken language, yet then he speaks most plain.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age.
- [Absence : Love]
Lucky men are favorites of Heaven.
Luxurious kings are to their people lost,
They live like drones, upon the public cost.
Many things impossible to thought have been by need to full perfection brought.
Mark her majestic fabric; she's a temple
Sacred by birth, and built by hands divine;
Her soul's the Deity that lodges there;
Nor is the pile unworthy of the God.
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