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'He that would live in peace and at ease, must not speak all he knows, nor judge all he sees'
'Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flyin. And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.
'I wakened was with thund'ring noise and piteous shreaks of dreadful voice'
'Then sing, ye birds, sing, sing a joyous song'
'You did, you did! You drank a charm to kill ____________ wife!'
'Thy willing soul transpires; at every pore with instant fires'
'Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but 'bind us in all cases whatsoever''
'He has waged a cruel war against human nature itself, violating its most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him,'
'Some in our house were fighting for their lives, others wallowing in their blood, the house on fire over our heads'
'Why not? Now there are no spirits attacking her, for none in this room is accused of witchcraft!'
'Went to Salem, where, in the meeting-house, the persons accused of Witchcraft were examined'
'For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not'
'Aristocracy had made a chain of all the members of the community, from the peasant to the king'
'You will confess yourself or I will take you out and whip you to death!'
'The bow of God's wrath is bent, and the arrow made ready on the string, and justice bends the arrow at your heart, and strains the bow,'
'I cannot dream but I wake and walk about the house as though I find you comin' through the door'
'But most thro' midnight streets I hear, how the youthful harlot's curse, blasts the new-born infants tear, and blights with plagues the marriage hearse'
'No children run to lisp their sire's return, or climb his knees the envied kiss to share'
'The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, the lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, the plowman homeward plods his weary way, and leaves the world to darkness and to me'
'Say first of God above, or man below; What can we reason, but from what we know?'
'It throws him back forever upon himself alone, and threatens in the end to confine him entirely within the solitude of his own heart'
'The best laid schemes of mice and men, go often askew,'
'What could now sustain them but the spirit of God and His grace?'
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'They flash upon that inward eye; Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills'
'Music resembles poetry; in each; Are namesless graces which no methods teach'
'Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers'
'True ease in writing comes from art, not choice; as those move easiest who have learned to dance'
'Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead'
'I washed thy face, but more defects I saw, And rubbing off a spot, still made a flaw'
'I have seen too many frightful proofs in court- The devil is alive in Salem, and we dare not quail to follow wherever the accusing finger points'
'Beneath them sit the aged men, guardians of the poor; then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door'
'Milton thou should'st be living at this hour; England hath need of thee; she is a fen'
'Continuous as the stars that shine; And twinkle on the milky way; They stretched in a never-ending line, Along the margin of a bay'
'Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes'
'You ugly, creeping, blasted wonder, detested, shunned by saint and sinner, how dare you set your foot upon her- such fine a lady'
'Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain, who after birth did'st my side remain,'
'Gave thee life & bid thee feed; by the stream or o'er the mead;'
'Behold her, single in the field, Yon solitary Highland Lass!''
'You thought to dwell, Till crash! The cruel plough past out through your cell'
'But at my back I always hear, Time's winged chariot hurrying near'
'The music in my heart I bore, long after it was heard no more'
'As the sentiments of men are known not only by what they receive, but what they reject also'
'It pleased God before they came half seas over, to smite this young man with grievous disease, of which he died in a desperate manner,'
'The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun, the higher he's a getting, the sooner will his race be run, and nearer he's to setting'
'My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky'
'So it was when my life began; so it is now I am a man; so be it when I shall grow old, or let me die'
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'And for thy mother, she alas is poor, which caused her thus to send thee out of door'
'I blest His name that gave and took/That laid my goods now in dust'
'He is meek and he is mild; He has become a little child'
'How the Chimney-sweeper's cry, every black'ning Church appals, and the hapless Soldier's sigh runs in blood down Palace walls'
'We will grieve not, rather find; In years that bring the philosophic mind'
'Alone she cuts and binds the grain, and sings a melancholy strain;'
'Fireside, the heroic wealth of hall and bower, have forfeited their ancient English dower'
'America would have flourished as much and probably much more, had no European power taken any notice of her.'
'What immortal hand of eye; could frame thy fearful symmetry?'
:Know then thyself; presume not God to scan; the proper study of mankind is man:
'When the stars throw down their spears; And water'd heaven with their tears'
'What then, poor beast, you must live! An odd ear in twenty-four sheaves'
'Giles Corey was press'd to death for standing mute, much pains were used with him two days, one after another, by the Court'
'The paths of glory lead but to the grave'
'Oh what a multitude they seem'd, these flowers of London town! Seated in companies they sit with radiance all their own'
'When all at once I saw a crowd, a host of golden daffodils'
'This was the defoulest night that my eyes ever saw. Oh the roaring and singing and dancing, and yelling of those black creatures in the night'
'Well done is twice done'
'What through the radience which was once so bright; Be now for ever taken from my sight,'
'The sovereign pleasure of God, for the present, stays his rough wind; otherwise it would come with fury, and your destruction would come like whirlwind'
'Dost thou know who made thee?'

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Created Dec 11, 2010ReportNominate
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