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.
Her pencil drew whate'er her soul designed, And oft thehappydraft surpassed the image in her mind.john dryden
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
The stone that is rolling can gather no moss;For master and servant oft changing is loss.
Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.william shakespeare
Hast thou not learn'd me how To make perfumes? distil? preserve? yea, so That our great king himself doth woo me oft For my confections?william shakespeare
So mightiest powers by deepest calms are fed, And sleep, how oft, in things that gentlest be!
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.
What if he has borrowed the matter and spoiled the form, as it oft falls out?Michel de Montaigne
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
The stone that is rolling can gather no moss; For master and servant oft changing is loss.
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
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all: to thine ownself be true.
And oft the pangs of absence to remove By letters, soft interpreters of love.Matthew Prior
For it comes to pass oft that a terrible oath, with a swaggering accent sharply twanged off, gives manhood more approbation than ever proof itself would have earned him.william shakespeare
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
Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; For the apparel oft proclaims the man.william shakespeare
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 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!