Ev'n them who kept thy truth so pure of old, When all our fathers worshipp'd stocks and stones.
As her lute doth live or die, Led by her passion, so must I: For when of pleasure she doth sing, My thoughts enjoy a sudden spring, But if she doth of sorrow speak, Ev'n from my heart the strings do break.thomas campion
Ev'n copious Dryden, wanted, or forgot, The last and greatest art, the art to blot.Alexander Pope
Ev'n so, with all submission, I * * * * * Send you each year a homely letter, Who may return me much a better.Matthew Prior
In you are sent The types of Truths whose life is THE TO COME; In you soars up the Adam from the fall; In you the FUTURE as the PAST is given Ev'n in our death ye bid us hail our birth; Unfold these pages, and behold the Heaven, Without one grave-stone left upon the Earth.Lytton
Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of Ev'n or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, of human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.john milton
Th' Eternal Mind, Ev'n Heathens understood,Was Infinitely Powerful, Wise, and Good.In their Conceptions, who conceiv'd aright,These Three Essential Attributes unite.They saw that, wanting any of the Three,Such an All-perfect Being could not be.john byrom
And there is Ev'n a happiness That makes the heart afraid!thomas hood
Oh Thou, who Man of baser Earth didst make, And Ev'n with Paradise devise the snake; For all the Sin wherewith the Face of Man Is blackened Man's forgiveness give and take!omar khayyám
And the voice of men shall call, "He is fallen like us all, Though the weapon of the Lord was in his hand:" And thine epitaph shall be "He was wretched Ev'n as we;" And thy tomb may be unhonoured in the land.