Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store? Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find Thee sitting careless on a granary floor, Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind; Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep, Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers.
For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart wih pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.william wordsworth
And join with thee, calm Peace and Quiet, Spare Fast, that oft with gods doth diet.john milton
Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convinced That Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction, That oft the cloud which wraps the present hour Serves but to brighten all our future days.john brown
And he that strives to touch the stars, oft stumbles at a straw.Edmund Spenser
oft on the dappled turf at ease I sit, and play with similes, Loose types of things through all degrees.william wordsworth
In man's most dark extremity oft succour dawns from Heaven.walter scott
E'en in mid-harvest, while the jocund swain Pluck'd from the brittle stalk the golden grain, oft have I seen the war of winds contend, And prone on earth th' infuriate storm descend, Waste far and wide, and by the roots uptorn, The heavy harvest sweep through ether borne, As the light straw and rapid stubble fly In dark'ning whirlwinds round the wintry sky.
He that strives to touch a star, oft stumbles at a straw.Edmund Spenser
I have laid sorrow to sleep;Love sleeps.She who oft made me weepNow weeps.arthur symons
For freedom 's battle, once begun, Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won.lord byron
Pleasure is oft a visitant; but pain Clings cruelly to us.john keats
Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'Tis his at last who says it best.james russell lowell
The redbreast oft, at evening hours, Shall kindly lend his little aid, With hoary moss, and gathered flowers, To deck the ground where thou art laid.william collins
Whylst grass doth grow, oft sterves the seely steede.
How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds Make deeds ill done!
In man's most dark extremity oft succor dawns from Heaven.walter scott
oft did I wonder why the setting sun Should look upon us with a blushing face: Is't not for shame of what he hath seen done, Whilst in our hemisphere he ran his race?lyman heath
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