Beware the fury of a patient man.
Bacchus, ever fair and ever young.
Ill habits gather by unseen degrees,–
As brooks make rivers, rivers run to seas.
For every inch that is not fool is rogue.
Rich the treasure,
Sweet the pleasure,–
Sweet is pleasure after pain.
Look round the habitable world: how few
Know their own good, or knowing it, pursue.
Welcome as kindly showers to the long parched earth.
Men met each other with erected look,
The steps were higher that they took;
Friends to congratulate their friends made haste,
And long inveterate foes saluted as they pass’d.
For pity melts the mind to love.
Our souls sit close and silently within,
And their own web from their own entrails spin;
And when eyes meet far off, our sense is such,
That, spider-like, we feel the tenderest touch.
‘Tis good to laugh at any rate; and if a straw can tickle a man, it is an instrument of happiness.
For truth has such a face and such a mien,
As to be lov’d needs only to be seen.
Could swell the soul to rage, or kindle soft desire.
Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls must dive below.
I have not joyed an hour since you departed, for public miseries, and for private fears; but this blest meeting has o’erpaid them all.
And kind as kings upon their coronation day.
A very merry, dancing, drinking,
Laughing, quaffing, and unthinking time.
Men are but children of a larger growth.
Whate’er he did was done with so much ease,
In him alone ‘t was natural to please.
For those whom God to ruin has design’d,
He fits for fate, and first destroys their mind.
Fool, not to know that love endures no tie,
And Jove but laughs at lovers’ perjury.
Death in itself is nothing; but we fear
To be we know not what, we know not where.
A fiery soul, which, working out its way,
Fretted the pygmy-body to decay,
And o’er-inform’d the tenement of clay.
A daring pilot in extremity;
Pleas’d with the danger, when the waves went high
He sought the storms.
And torture one poor word ten thousand ways.
For Art may err, but Nature cannot miss.