A tale should be judicious, clear, succinct; The language plain, and incidents well linked; Tell not as new what ev'ry body knows, And new or old, still hasten to a close.
It's me Auntie Maggie's home-made remedy Guaranteed never to fail Now that's the stuff that will do the trick It's sold at ev'ry chemist for 'one and a kick'.George Formby
Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing My God and King.George Herbert
Poets like painters, thus unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.Alexander Pope
Who wants to be a millionaire? And go to ev'ry swell affair?Cole Porter
On ev'ry hand it will allowed be,He's just—nae better than he should be.Robert Burns
There's nought but care on ev'ry han',In every hour that passes, O:What signifies the life o' man,An' then she made the lasses, O.Robert Burns
The Church is indeed, in its real Intent,An Assembly where Nothing but Friendship is meant;And the utter Extinction of Foeship and WrathBy the Working of Love in the Strength of its Faith.This gives it its holy and catholic Name,And truly confirms its apostolic Claim;Showing what the One Saviour's One Mission had been:"Go and teach all the World," — ev'ry Creature therein.In the Praise ever due to the Gospel of GraceIts Universality holds the first Place.john byrom
If you are a piano,You will laugh on ev'ry string,And if you are a girl or boy,You'll sing.malvina reynolds
Was never eie did see that face,Was never eare did heare that tong,Was never minde did minde his grace,That ever thought the travell long;But eies and eares and ev'ry thoughtWere with his sweete perfections caught.mathew roydon
If that thy fame with ev'ry toy be pos'd, 'Tis a thin web, which poysonous fancies make; But the great souldier's honour was compos'd Of thicker stuf, which would endure a shake. Wisdom picks friends; civility plays the rest; A toy shunn'd cleanly passeth with the best.George Herbert
Scarce any Tale was sooner heard than told; And all who told it, added something new, And all who heard it, made Enlargements too, In ev'ry Ear it spread, on ev'ry Tongue it grew.Alexander Pope
List'n, savages an Civ'lizeds ain't divvied by tribes or b'liefs or mountain ranges, nay, ev'ry human is both, yay. Old Uns'd got the Smart o' gods but the savagery o' jackals, an' that's what tripped the Fall.david mitchell
Was never eie did see that face, Was never eare did heare that tong, Was never minde did minde his grace, That ever thought the travell long, But eies and eares and ev'ry thought Were with his sweete perfections caught.
Where'er his fancy bids him roam, In ev'ry Inn he finds a home * * * * * Will not an Inn his cares beguile, Where on each face he sees a smile?
Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content, And the gay Conscience of a life well spent, Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace, Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face.Alexander Pope
On all important time, thro' ev'ry age, Tho' much, and warm, the wise have urged; the man Is yet unborn, who duly weighs an hour, "I've lost a day" the prince who nobly cried Had been an emperor without his crown; Of Rome? say rather, lord of human race.Edward Young
Hail, gentle Dawn! mild blushing goddess, hail! Rejoic'd I see thy purple mantle spread O'er half the skies, gems pave thy radiant way, And orient pearls from ev'ry shrub depend.william somervile
Hear how the birds, on ev'ry blooming spray, With joyous musick wake the dawning day!Alexander Pope
Years following years steal something ev'ry day. At last they steal us from ourselves away.Alexander Pope