For old, unhappy, far-off things, And battles long ago.
One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves.Tennyson
In me there dwells No greatness, save it be some far-off touch Of greatness to know well I am not great. 846Tennyson
Why thus longing, thus forever sighingFor the far-off, unattained, and dim,While the beautiful all round thee lyingOffers up its low, perpetual hymn?harriet winslow sewall
In his own way each man must struggle, lest the moral law become a far-off abstraction utterly separated from his active life.jane addams
Some unsuspected isle in the far seas, Some unsuspected isle in far-off seas.Robert Browning
It sweetens every bit of work to think that I am doing it in humble, far-off, yet real imitation of Jesus.elizabeth payson prentiss
For old, unhappy, far-off things, And battles long ago.william wordsworth
It sweetens every bit of work to think that I am doing it in humble, far-off, yet real imitation of Jesus.
Canada, having few indigenous prejudices, has been compelled to import them from elsewhere, duty-free, and it is the rare Canadian who is not shaken, at some time in the year, by "old, unhappy, far-off things / And battles long ago", like Wordsworth's solitary reaper. We are a nation of immigrants, and not happy in our minds.Robertson Davies
It is the winterwind that blows, wailing all night long, wailing for the far-off day; the branches toss, the boughs sway, it is the winterwind that blows... And the winds of winter sing a song of loneliness and silent sorrow; echo-less their lament dies away over the empty veld in the night, sighing through the grass seeds, and drawn is far away.
One God, one law, one element, And one far-off divine event, To which the whole creation moves.
With rushing winds and gloomy skies, the dark and stubborn Winter dies. Far-off, unseen, Spring faintly cries, bidding her earliest child arise; March!bayard taylor
What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the pearly shell That murmurs of the far-off, murmuring sea; A precious jewel carved most curiously; It is a little picture painted well. What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the tear that fell From a great poet's hidden ecstasy; A two-edged sword, a star, a song ah me! Sometimes a heavy tolling funeral bell.richard watson gilder
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