Now let us thank the Eternal Power: convincedThat Heaven but tries our virtue by affliction,—That oft the cloud which wraps the present hourServes but to brighten all our future days.
Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared been To public feasts where meet a public rout, Where they that are without would fain go in And they that are within would fain go out.Sir John Davies
Twice or thrice had I loved thee, Before I knew thy face or name; So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame Angels affect us oft, and worshipped be; Still when, to where thou wert, I came, Some lovely glorious nothing did I see.john donne
These beauteous forms, Through a long absence, have not been to me As is a landscape to a blind man's eye: But oft, in lonely rooms, and 'mid the din Of towns and cities, I have owed to them, In hours of weariness, sensations sweet, Felt in the blood, and felt along the heart.william wordsworth
With little here to do or see Of things that in the great world be, Sweet Daisy! oft I talk to thee For thou art worthy, Thou unassuming commonplace Of Nature, with that homely face, And yet with something of a grace Which love makes for thee!william wordsworth
Wedlock, indeed, hath oft compared beenTo public feasts, where meet a public rout,—Where they that are without would fain go in,And they that are within would fain go out.john davies
The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone, not by violence, but by oft falling.Hugh Latimer
But see how oft ambition's aims are cross'd, and chiefs contend 'til all the prize is lost!Alexander Pope
The stone that is rolling can gather no moss;For master and servant oft changing is loss.
So mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!
Der Verstand und das Herz stehen auf sehr gutem Fuße. Eines vertritt oft die Stelle des andern so vollkommen, dass es schwer ist zu entscheiden, welches von beiden tätig war.marie von ebner-eschenbach
Und doch sehr oft, wenn wir uns von dem Beabsichtigten für ewig getrennt sehen, haben wir schon auf unserm Wege irgend ein anderes Wünschenswerthe gefunden, etwas uns Gemäßes, mit dem uns zu begnügen wir eigentlich geboren sind.
Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days That are no more, and shall no more return. Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
But as some muskets so contrive it As oft to miss the mark they drive at, And though well aimed at duck or plover Bear wide, and kick their owners over.john trumbull
oft did the harvest to their sickle yield: Their furrow oft the stubborn glebe has broke: How jocund did they drive their team a-field! How bow'd the woods beneath their sturdy stroke!thomas gray
Joking decides great things, Stronger and better oft than earnest can.john milton
And oft the pangs of absence to remove By letters, soft interpreters of love.Matthew Prior
The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.william shakespeare
And though authority be a stubborn bear, yet he is oft led by the nose with gold.william shakespeare
Changed to a lapwing by th' avenging god, He made the barren waste his lone abode, And oft on soaring pinions hover'd o'er The lofty palace then his own no more.james beattie
We are oft to blame in this. 'Tis too much proved that with devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself.'
Our remedies oft in ourselves do lie, Which we ascribe to Heaven.
There scatter'd oft the earliest of ye Year By Hands unseen are showers of Vi'lets found; The Redbreast loves to build and warble there, And little Footsteps lightly print the ground.
oft, in the stilly night, Ere Slumber's chain has bound me, Fond Memory brings the light Of other days around me; The smiles, the tears, Of boyhood's years, The words of love then spoken; The eyes that shone, Now dimm'd and gone, The cheerful hearts now broken!thomas moore
oft him anhaga:;:;:;:;:;:;are gebideð, metudes miltse, :;:;:;:;:;:;þeah þe he modcearig geond lagulade:;:;:;:;:;:;longe sceolde hreran mid hondum:;:;:;:;:;:;hrimcealde sæ, wadan wræclastas. :;:;:;:;:;:; Wyrd bið ful aræd!
oft in one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet never did I breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken.john keats