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.
Fain would I wed a fair young man that night and day could please me, When my mind or body grieved that had the power to ease me. Maids are full of longing thoughtsthat breed a bloodless sickness, And that, oft I hear men say, is only cured by quickness.thomas campion
O harmony! thou tenderest nurse of pain,If that thy note's sweet magic e'er can healGriefs which the patient spirit oft may feel,Oh! let me listen to thy songs again;Till memory her fairest tints shall bring;Hope wake with brighter eye, and listening seemWith smiles to think on some delightful dream.william lisle bowles
I have laid sorrow to sleep;Love sleeps.She who oft made me weepNow weeps.arthur symons
Our doubts are traitors And make us lose the good we oft might win By fearing to attempt.william shakespeare
For freedom 's battle, once begun, Bequeath'd by bleeding sire to son, Though baffled oft, is ever won.lord byron
On this hapless earth There ’s small sincerity of mirth, And laughter oft is but an art To drown the outcry of the heart.hartley coleridge
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 wind breath'd soft as lover's sigh, And, oft renew'd, seem'd oft to die, With breathless pause between, O who, with speech of war and woes, Would wish to break the soft repose Of such enchanting scene!walter scott
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
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
Whylst grass doth grow, oft sterves the seely steede.
The chance of war Is equal, and the slayer oft is slain.homer
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 has it been my lot to mark A proud, conceited, talking spark.james merrick
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