O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cooled a long age in the deep-delved earth, Tasting of Flora and the country green, Dance, and Proven c° al song, and sunburnt mirth! O for a beaker full of the warm South, Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene, With beaded bubbles winking at the brim, And purple-stained mouth; That I might drink, and leave the world unseen, And with thee fade away into the forest dim. John Keats
Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes and Other Poems,'Ode to a Nightingale', stanza 2.
I am heartily glad you continued to like Waverley to the endthe hero is a sneaking piece of imbecilityand if he had married Flora she would have set him up upon the chimney-pieceas Count Boralaski'swifeusedto dowith him. Sir Walter ScottSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Letter toJohn Morritt, 28 Jul. Joseph Borowlaski was a Polish dwarf known as'The Little Count' who left France at the Revolution and exhibited himself at fairs throughout Britain.
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