Inscribe all human effort with one word,Artistry’s haunting curse, the Incomplete!
If I should go before the rest of you,Break not a flower, nor inscribe a stone,Nor, when I’m gone, speak in a Sunday voice,But be the usual selves That I have known.joyce grenfell
Then cease, bright nymph! to mourn thy ravish'd hair Which adds new glory to the shining sphere; Not all the tresses that fair head can boast Shall draw such envy as the lock you lost, For after all the murders of your eye, When, after millions slain, yourself shall die; When those fair suns shall set, as set they must, And all those tresses shall be laid in dust, This Lock the Muse shall consecrate to fame, And 'midst the stars inscribe Belinda's name.Alexander Pope
The New World's sons from England's breast we drew Such milk as bids remember whence we came, Proud of her past wherefrom our future grew, This window we inscribe with Raleigh's fame.
Death is not "an eternal sleep!" Citizens! efface from the tomb that motto, graven by sacrilegious hands, which spreads over all nature a funereal crape, takes from oppressed innocence its support, and affronts the beneficent dispensation of death! inscribe rather thereon these words: "Death is the commencement of immortality!"maximilien robespierre
inscribe all human effort with one word, Artistry’s haunting curse, the Incomplete!