Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin is a pleasure.
How little inventiveness there is in man, Grave copier of copies, I give thanks For a new relish, careless to inquire My Pleasure's pedigree, if so it please, Nobly, I mean, nor renegade to art. The Grecian gluts me with its perfectness, Unanswerable as Euclid , self-contained, The one thing finished in this hasty world, Forever finished, though the barbarous pit, Fanatical on hearsay, stamp and shout As if a miracle could be encored.james russell lowell
Love, Hope, and Joy, fair Pleasure's smiling train, Hate, Fear, and Grief, the family of pain, These mix'd with art, and to due bounds confin'd Make and maintain the balance of the mind.Alexander Pope
"In his last binn Sir Peter lies." * * * * He kept at true humour's mark The social flow of Pleasure's tide: He never made a brow look dark, Nor caused a tear, but when he died.thomas love peacock