Come! Let us lay a lance in rest, And tilt at windmills under a wild sky ! For who would live so petty and unblest That dare not tilt at something ere he die ; Rather than, screened by safe majority , Preserve his little life to little end, And never raise a rebel cry!
Lest, once more wandering from that heaven, I fall on some base heart unblest, Faithless to thee, false, unforgiven, And lose my everlasting rest.wilmot, john, 2nd earl of rochester
A soul so pitiably forlorn, If such do on this earth abide, May season apathy with scorn, May turn indifference to pride; And still be not unblest— compared With him who grovels, self-debarred From all that lies within the scope Of holy faith and christian hope; Or, shipwrecked, kindles on the coast False fires, that others may be lost.william wordsworth
Too long, that some may rest, tired millions toil unblest.william watson
If o'er the dial glides a shade, redeem The time for lo! it passes like a dream; But if 'tis all a blank, then mark the loss Of hours unblest by shadows from the cross.