T. H. Bayly, fully Thomas Haynes Bayly

T. H.
Bayly, fully Thomas Haynes Bayly
1797
1839

English Poet, Dramatist, Writer and Composer of Songs

Author Quotes

She wore a wreath of roses, the night that first we met.

Simplicity is Nature’s first step, and the last of art.

Error is worse than ignorance.

The dress of words, like to the Roman girl’s enticing garb, should let the play of limb be seen through it, and the round rising form.

Grief hallows hearts, even while it ages heads.

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self. All sin is easy after that.

He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, the holly branch shone on the old oak wall.

He who has most of heart knows most of sorrow.

The rose that all are praising Is not the rose for me; Too many eyes are gazing Upon the costly tree; But there's a rose in yonder glen That shuns the gaze of other men, For me its blossom raising,-- O, that's the rose for me.

I'd be a butterfly; living a rover, dying when fair things are fading away.

The sun, God’s crest upon his azure shield, the heavens.

If all were rich, gold would be penniless.

We met, 'twas in a crowd, and I thought he would shun me.

It was a dream of perfect bliss, too beautiful to last.

We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

Let every thought too, soldier-like, be stripped, and roughly looked over.

Who never doubted never half believed.

Life’s but a means unto an end; that end beginning, mean, and end to all things—God.

Words are like sea-shells on the shore; they show where the mind ends, and not how far it has been.

Lowliness is the base of every virtue, and he who goes the lowest builds the safest.

Words are the motes of thought, and nothing more.

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder and loves parade.

Man is one, and he hath one great heart.

Mist of words, like halos round the moon, though they enlarge the seeming size of thoughts, make the light less doubly.

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First Name
T. H.
Last Name
Bayly, fully Thomas Haynes Bayly
Birth Date
1797
Death Date
1839
Bio

English Poet, Dramatist, Writer and Composer of Songs