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Quote Left The brisk fond lackey to fetch and carry, The true, sick-hearted slave,... Quote Right
Quote Left Good literature continually read for pleasure must, let us hope, do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions. Quote Right
Quote Left Lovers lying two and two Ask not whom they sleep beside, And the bridegroom all night through Never turns him to the bride. Quote Right
Quote Left Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think. Quote Right
Quote Left Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man. Quote Right
Quote Left Runners whom renown outran And the name died before the man. Quote Right
Quote Left In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning. Quote Right
Quote Left From far, from eve and morning And yon twelve-winded sky, The stuff of life to knit me Blew hither: here am I. Quote Right
Quote Left The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail. Bear them we can, and if we can we must. Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale. Quote Right
Quote Left On occasions, after drinking a pint of beer at luncheon, there would be a flow into my mind with sudden and unaccountable emotion, sometimes a line or two of verse, sometimes a whole stanza, accompanied, not preceded by a vague notion of the poem which they were destined to form a part of.... I say bubble up because, so far as I could make out, the source of the suggestions thus proffered to the brain was the pit of the stomach. Quote Right
Quote Left Yes, lad, I lie easy, I lie as lads would choose; I cheer a dead man's sweetheart, Never ask me whose. Quote Right
Quote Left O Queen of air and darkness, I think 'tis truth you say, And I shall die to-morrow; But you will die to-day. Quote Right
Quote Left East and west on fields forgotten Bleach the bones of comrades slain,... Quote Right
Quote Left Three minutes thought would suffice to find this out but thought is irksome and three minutes is a long time. Quote Right
Quote Left 'Long for me the rick will wait, And long will wait the fold, And long will stand the empty plate, And dinner will be cold.' Quote Right
Quote Left When I was one-and-twenty,
I heard a wise man say,
Give pounds and crowns and guineas,
But not your heart away.'

Give pearls away and rubies,
But keep your fancy free.'
But I was one-and-twenty,
No use to talk to me.
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Quote Left And round that early-laurelled head Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,... Quote Right
Quote Left So up and down I sow them For lads like me to find, When I shall lie below them, A dead man out of mind. Quote Right
Quote Left And silence sounds no worse than cheers After death has stopped the ears. Quote Right
Quote Left The mortal sickness of a mind too unhappy to be kind. Quote Right
Quote Left I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made. Quote Right
Quote Left Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; But young men think it is, and we were young. Quote Right
Quote Left And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man. Quote Right
Quote Left Who made the world I cannot tell 'Tis made, and here am I in hell. My hand, though now my knuckles bleed, I never soiled with such a deed. Quote Right
Quote Left Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. Quote Right