English Poet, Dramatist, Writer and Composer of Songs
"Oh, I have roamed o'er many lands, And many friends I've met; Not one fair scene or kindly smile Can this fond heart forget."
"Mist of words, like halos round the moon, though they enlarge the seeming size of thoughts, make the light less doubly."
"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."
"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."
"We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
"Words are like sea-shells on the shore; they show where the mind ends, and not how far it has been."