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English Poet One of the most widely read English poets of his day, 1731-1800
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A patriot's blood,
Well spent in such a strife, may earn indeed,
And for a time ensure to his loved land,
The sweets of liberty and equal laws;
But martyrs struggle for a brighter prize,
And win it with more pain. Their blood is shed
In confirmation of the noblest claim --
Our claim to feed upon immortal truth,
To walk with God, to be divinely free,
To soar, and to anticipate the skies.
Yet few remember them.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Me howling blasts drive devious, tempest-tossed, / Sails ripped, seams opening wide, and compass lost.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would not enter in my list of friends, Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm. An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path, But he has the humanity, forewarned, Will tread aside, and let the reptile live.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“An epigram is but a feeble thing - With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And, while the bubbling and loud hissing urn Throws up a steamy column and the cups That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful ev”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“He sees that this great roundabout
The world, with all its motley rout,
Church, army, physic, law,
Its customs and its businesses,
Is no concern at all of his,
And says -- what says he? -- Caw.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Greece, sound thy Homer's, Rome thy Virgil's name, / But England's Milton equals both in fame.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“To-morrow is our wedding-day, / And we will then repair / Unto the Bell at Edmonton, / All in a chaise and pair.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.”

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