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  1. I love to see, when leaves depart,
    The clear anatomy arrive,
    Winter, the paragon of art,
    That kills all forms of life and feeling
    Save what is pure and will survive.
       Roy Campbell,Autumn



  2. Give Beauty all her right,
       She's not to one form tied;
    Each shape yields fair delight
       Where her perfections bide.
       Thomas Campion, Give Beauty All Her Right, 1-3


  3. Never love unless you can
    Bear with all the faults of man.
       Thomas Campion, Never Love Unless You Can,, 1-2


  4. Good thoughts his only friends,
        His wealth a well-spent age,
    The earth his sober inn
        And quiet pilgrimage.
       Thomas Campion, The Man of Life Upright, 21-24



  5. Youth looks on life as purest gold;
    Age recons the alloy.
       J.E. Carpenter, Romance of the Dreamer



  6. "Here lies a king, that ruled as he thought fit
       The universal monarchy of wit . . . ."

       Thomas Carew, An Elegy Upon the Death of Dr. Donne



  7. There'll always be an England
       While there's a busy street,
    Wherever there's a turning wheel,
       A million marching feet.
       Hughie Charles, There'll Always be an England (1939)



  8. Our life is but a dark and stormy night,
    To which sense yields a weak and glimmering light,
    while wandering man thinks he discerneth all
    By that which makes him but mistake and fall.
       Lord Herbert of Cherbury, To his mistress for her true picture



  9.         . . .uncertain
    as we are of so much in this existence, this
    botched, cumbersome, much-mended,
    not unsatisfactory thing.
       Amy Clampitt, The Hermit Thrush, 73-76


  10.         . . . the dexterity of Mozart,
    sick with overwork, converting even hackwork into games.
       Amy Clampitt, Olympia, 21-22


  11. Love is a climate
    small things find safe
    to grow in . . . .
       Amy Clampitt, The Smaller Orchid, 1-3



  12. The golf links lie so near the mill
       That almost any day
    The laboring children can look out
       And see the men at play.
       Sarah N. Cleghorn, The Conning Tower, 1915



  13. Water, water, everywhere,
       and all the boards did shrink;
    Water, water, everywhere,
       Nor any drop to drink.
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner, II, Verse 9


  14. And constancy lives in realms above;
    And life is thorny; and youth is vain;
    And to be wroth with one we love
    Doth work like madness in the brain.
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge


  15. Sir, I admit your general rule,
    That every poet is a fool,
    But you yourself may serve to show it,
    That every fool is not a poet.
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge


  16. Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve,
    And Hope without an object cannot live
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Work Without Hope


  17. And what if all of animated nature,
    Be but organic Harps diversely fram'd,
    That tremble into thought, as o'er them sweeps
    Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze,
    At once the soul of each, and God of all?
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Eolian Harp


  18. No sound is dissonant which tells of Life.
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison


  19. And he, with many feelings, many thoughts,
    Made up a meditative joy, and found
    Religious meaning in the forms of Nature!
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Fears in Solitude


  20. I may not hope from outward forms to win
    The passion and the life, whose fountains are within.
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Dejection: An Ode


  21. Hence, viper thoughts, that coil around my mind,
       Reality's dark dream!
       Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Dejection: An Ode



  22. Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast,
    To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
       William Congreve, The Mourning Bride



  23. There's many a one would drive the sun,
    Only to set the world on fire.
       Eliza Cook, Stanzas to the Young



  24. Hope, of all ills that men endure,
    The only cheap and universal cure.
       Abraham Cowley, The Mistress. For Hope.


  25. Enjoy the present hour,
    Be thankful for the past,
    And neither fear nor wish
    Th' approaches of the last.
       Abraham Cowley



  26. Variety's the very spice of life,
    That give's it all its flavour.
       William Cowper, The Task, Book II



  27. Work thou for pleasure--paint or sing or carve
    The thing thou lovest, though the body starve--
    Who works for glory misses oft the goal;
    Who works for money coins his very soul.
    Work for the work's sake, then, and it may be
    That these things may be added unto thee.
       Kenyon Cox, Work



  28. Beauties are tyrants, and if they can reign
    They have no feeling for their subject's pain;
    Their victim's anguish give therir charms applause,
    And their chief glory is the woe they cause.
       George Crabbe, The Patron



  29. For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
    it's always ourselves we find in the sea.
       e.e. cummings, maggie and millie and molly and may


  30. yours is the light by which my spirit's born:
    yours is the darkness of my soul's return
    -you are my sun,my moon,and all my stars
       e.e. cummings, silently if,out of not knowable



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