So I lie, whose fount of pride, Dear distress, and joy allied,
Is my somber flesh and skin,
With the dark blood dammed within.
The soul aspiring pants its source to mount,As streams meander level with their fount.robert montgomery
I tooWill go, remembering what I said to you,When any land, the first to which we cameSeemed that we sought, and set your hearts aflame,And all seemed won to you: but still I think,Perchance years hence, the fount of life to drink,Unless by some ill chance I first am slain.But boundless risk must pay for boundless gain.william morris
For nature is not merely present , but is implanted within things, distant from none... And while the outer face of things changeth so greatly, there flourisheth the origin of being more intimately within all things than they themselves. The fount of all kinds, Mind , God , Being, One, Truth , Destiny , Reason , Order .giordano bruno
Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears: Yet, slower, yet; O faintly, gentle springs: List to the heavy part the music bears, Woe weeps out her division, when she sings. Droop herbs, and flowers, Fall grief in showers, Our beauties are not ours; O, I could still, Like melting snow upon some craggy hill, Drop, drop, drop, drop, Since nature's pride is now, a withered daffodil.Ben Jonson
In tears I tossed my coin from Trevi's edge. A coin unsordid as a bond of love And, with the instinct of the homing dove, I gave to Rome my rendezvous and pledge. And when imperious Death Has quenched my flame of breath, Oh, let me join the faithful shades that throng that fount above.
There is none, in all this cold and hollow world, no fount of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within a mother's heart.felicia hemans
The soul, aspiring, pants its source to mount, As streams meander level with their fount.robert montgomery
Immortal amaranth, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the Tree of Life, Began to bloom, but soon for Man's offence, To heav'n remov'd, where first it grew, there grows, And flow'rs aloft shading the fount of life.john milton