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Angels and ministers of grace defend us.
Be thou a spirit of health, or goblin damned,
Bring with thee airs from heaven, or blasts from hell,
Be thy intents wicked, or charitable,
Thou com'st in such a questionable shape,
That I will speak to thee.


William Shakespeare

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Entreat me not to leave thee,

Or return from following after thee—

For whith...
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But wherefore thou alone? Wherefore with thee
Came not all hell broke loose? Is pain to them
L...
JOHN MILTON
Remember thee! remember thee!
Till Lethe quench life's burning stream
Remorse and sham...
GEORGE GORDON BYRON
He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep; WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep;...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Is this a dagger which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
We have made thee neither of heaven nor of earth,
Neither mortal or immortal,
So that with ...
GIOVANNI PICO DELLA MIRANDOLA
Death Be Not Proud

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty ...
JOHN DONNE
In childhood's pride I said to Thee:
O Thou, who mad'st me of Thy breath,
Speak, Master, and r...
SAROJINI NAIDU
To a Vase

"How do I break thee? Let me count the ways.
I break thee if thou a...
HENRY N. BEARD
Thou, my slave,
As thou report'st thyself, was then her servant,
And for thou wast a spiri...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
My friend, I am not what I seem. Seeming is but a garment I wear-a care-woven garment that protects ...
KAHLIL GIBRAN
In secret we met -
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit decei...
GEORGE GORDON BYRON
Peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;
JOSEPH SMITH JR.
The Author To Her Book


Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain,
Who after...
ANNE BRADSTREET
Whom wilt thou find to love ignoble thee
Save Me, save only Me?
All which I took from the...
FRANCIS G. THOMPSON
Then if thou hast
A heart of wreak in thee, that wilt revenge
Thine own particular wrongs...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Should God create another Eve, and I
Another Rib afford, yet loss of thee
Would never from...
JOHN MILTON
Lo, thou, my Love, art fair;
Myself have made thee so;
Yea, thou art fair indeed,
Whe...
WILLIAM BALDWIN
Son of Heav'n and Earth,
Attend: That thou art happy, owe to God,
That thou continu'st suc...
JOHN MILTON
If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;
Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars; EDWARD SHILLITO
Whither thou goest, I will go;
Where thou diest, will I die
And there will I be buried: CASSANDRA CLARE
God, of thy goodness, give me Thyself;
for Thou art enough for me,
and I can ask for nothi...
JULIAN OF NORWICH
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my father...
SAMUEL FRANCIS SMITH
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough w...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Strength of my heart, I need not fail,
Not mind to fear but to obey,
With such a Leader, w...
AMY CARMICHAEL
To thee, fair Freedom! I retire
From flattery, cards, and dice, and din:
Nor art thou foun...
WILLIAM SHENSTONE
I sleep with thee, and wake with thee,
And yet thou are not there;
I fill my arms with tho...
JOHN CLARE
Mark it, nuncle.
Have more than thou showest,
Speak less than thou knowest,
Lend less...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Hail to thee blithe Spirit! Bird thou never wert, That from Heaven, or near it, Pourest ...
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY
What infinite heart's-ease
Must kings neglect, that private men enjoy!
And what have kings...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
And shall I pray Thee change Thy will, my Father,
Until it be according unto mine?
But, no...
AMY CARMICHAEL
Thou still unravish’d bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
Sy...
JOHN KEATS
When We Two Parted

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-...
GEORGE GORDON BYRON
Death be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so,
Fo...
JOHN DONNE
If thou art called to pass through tribulation; if thou art in perils among false brethren; if thou ...
JOSEPH SMITH JR.
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
And then thou must be damned perpetually.
Stand sti...
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,
The labor of an age in pilèd stones,
O...
JOHN MILTON
Love me, beloved; Hades and Death
Shall vanish away like a frosty breath;
These hands, tha...
GEORGE MACDONALD
For this, be sure, tonight thou shalt have cramps,
Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up. ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Sweet Echo, sweetest nymph that liv'st unseen
Within thy airy shell
By slow Meander's marg...
JOHN MILTON
Not so on Man; him through their malice fall'n,
Father of Mercy and Grace, thou didst not doom<...
JOHN MILTON
Free from gross passion or of mirth or anger
constant in spirit, not swerving with the blood, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
As so many commitments
demand your time
Or your shut-eye important be,
Your attracti...
CHARLOTTE M. LIEBEL
Little Fly
Thy summers play,
My thoughtless hand
Has brush'd away.

Am not ...
WILLIAM BLAKE
MARSYAS:
There are seven keys to the great gate,
Being eight in one and one in eigh...
ALEISTER CROWLEY
Thou at the sight
Pleased, out of Heaven shalt look down and smile,
While by thee raised I...
JOHN MILTON
Infernal world, and thou profoundest Hell
Receive thy new Possessor: One who brings
A mind...
JOHN MILTON
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My ...
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part;
Do thou but thine, and be not diffident
Of wisdom, ...
JOHN MILTON
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING
How clear she shines ! How quietly
I lie beneath her guardian light;
While heaven and ear...
EMILY BRONTë
Listen: it’s got to be all honeymoon, always.
Either heaven, or hell:
no comfortable s...
WILLIAM FAULKNER
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare
the truth thou hast, that all may share;
Be bo...
LEWIS MORRIS
Grace thou thy House, and let not that grace thee.
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
William Shakespeare: 'Close up this din of hateful decay, decomposition of your witches' plot! You t...
GARETH ROBERTS
The Toys

My little Son, who look'd from thoughtful eyes
And moved and spoke ...
COVENTRY PATMORE
When hope turns dark,
I will bring the sun to light it,
I shall guide, protect thee, AYUSHMAN JAMWAL
And these few precepts in thy memory
Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,
Nor...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy
eyes—and moreover, I will go w...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Linger now with me, thou Beauty,
On the sharp archaic shore.
Surely 'tis a wastrel's dut...
MERVYN PEAKE
Let me twine
Mine arms about that body, where against
My grained ash an hundred times hath...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Holy angel, in Heaven blessed,
My spirit longs with thee to rest
GASTON LEROUX
O friend, my bosom said,
Through thee alone the sky is arched.
Through thee the rose is red; RALPH WALDO EMERSON
How shall polluted mortals dare
To sing Thy glory or Thy grace
Beneath Thy feet we lie ...
ISAAC WATTS
Now cracks a noble heart. Good night sweet prince:
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince;
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father refuse thy name, thou art thyself th...
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A broad and ample road, whose dust is gold,
And pavement stars—as starts to thee appear
...
JOHN MILTON
Speak to me as to thy thinkings,
As thou dost ruminate, and give thy worst of thoughts
The w...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Wild Nights – Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!
...
EMILY DICKINSON
Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting—
“Get thee back ...
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Therefore thou shalt deal kindly with thy servant; for thou hast brought thy servant into a covenant...
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That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upo...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Annunciation

Salvation to all that will is nigh;
That All, which always is all every...
JOHN DONNE
Art thou a man? thy form cries out thou art:
Thy tears are womanish; thy wild acts denote
...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
FAUSTUS. Ah, Faustus,
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live,
And then thou must be dam...
CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
I’ll follow thee and make a heaven of hell,
To die upon the hand I love so well.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I go, and it is done; the bell invites me.
Hear it not, Duncan, for it is a knell
That sum...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Although life is hard in pace
Lose not thy calm and grace.
If thee are not tender
...
ANA CLAUDIA ANTUNES
Oh! Pilot! 'tis a fearful night,
There's danger on the deep,
I'll come and pace the deck with ...
THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY
Thou has heard the words of Christ. . . .
Dost thou weep, when I have thee, Poor soul, what ai...
RICHARD BAXTER
And then may chance thee to repent
The time that thou hast lost and spent
To cause thy lov...
THOMAS WYATT
O sun, to tell thee how I hate thy beams
That bring to my remembrance from what state I fell, h...
JOHN MILTON
Return, O wanderer, now return,
And seek thy Father’s face;
Those new desires which in t...
WILLIAM BENCO COLLYER
I was born upon thy bank, river,
My blood flows in thy stream,
And thou meanderest forever
...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
In this world, with thy earthly life, thou art under heaven, stars, and elements, also under hell an...
JAKOB BOHME
Antony:
O, whither hast thou led me, Egypt? See
How I convey my shame out of thine eyes WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Such is a community
of inviolable immunity, protected
from tampering or harpooning
mu...
KRISTEN HENDERSON
No rest
without love,
No sleep
without dreams
of love -
be mad or chill ALLEN GINSBERG
Begone, foul dwimmerlaik, lord of carrion! Leave the dead in peace!"

A cold voice answere...
J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Though thou loved her as thyself,
As a self of purer clay,
Tho' her parting dims the day,
S...
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough win...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The minstrel fell but the foeman's chain
could not break his proud soul under.
The harp he lov...
THOMAS MOORE
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes...
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
L...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Good-morrow to thee; welcome:
Thou look'st like him that knows a warlike charge:
To business...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether the summer clothe the general earth
With...
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
if i

or anybody don't
know where it her his

my next meal's coming from...
E.E. CUMMINGS
Oh precious Lord!
Oh precious Lord!
Thou know them all
The thought of my mind
An...
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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
So full of artless jealousy is guilt,
It spills itself in fearing to be spilt.
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What's gone and what's past help
Should be past grief.
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I dote on his very absence.
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I am not bound to please thee with my answers.
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He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind,
As man's ingratitude.
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And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;
And seem a...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English.
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Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
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Though yet of Hamlet our dear brother's death the memory be green.
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I would forget it fain; But, O, it presses to my memory, like damned guilty deeds to a sinners mind.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feed...
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We burn daylight.
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How comes it, that thou art then estranged from thyself?
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The purest treasure mortal times afford is spotless reputation; that away, men are but gilded loam o...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I do oppose my patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer with a quietness of spirit, the very tyr...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The gods are just, and of our pleasant vices
Make instruments to plague us.
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Where nothing wants that want itself doth seek.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
If wishes would prevail with me, my purpose should not fail with me.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Winter, which, being full of care, makes summer's welcome thrice more wish'd, more rare.
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Lady you bereft me of all words,
Only my blood speaks to you in my veins,
And there is such ...
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In a false quarrel there is no true valour.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
I hate ingratitude more in a man
than lying, vainness, babbling, drunkenness,
or any taint o...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
If he be so resolved, I can o'ersway him; for he loves to hear That unicorns may be betrayed w...
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Love all, but trust a few.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Our bodies are our gardens... our wills are our gardeners.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
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We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life, is rounded with a sleep. The Tempest
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The play's the thing
Wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king.
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To be slow in words is a woman's only virtue.
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Though men can cover crimes with bold stern looks, poor women's faces are their own faults' books.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep o' nights:
Yond...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
How hard it is for women to keep counsel!
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Though I want a kingdom, yet in marriage I may not prove inferior to yourself.
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While you live tell truth and shame the devil.
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Truth will come to light ... at the length, the truth will out.
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But 'tis strange and oftentimes, to win us to our harm, the instruments of darkness tell us truths, ...
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The whirligig of time brings in his revenges.
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The sands are number'd that make up my life.
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Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
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Call home thy ancient thoughts from banishment.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reaso...
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Matter and impertinency mix'd! Reason in madness!
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The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
There's little of the melancholy element in her, my lord: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
He does it with a better grace, but I do it more natural.
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Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, ...
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O, grief hath changed me since you saw me last, And careful hours, with Time's deformed hand, ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and ...
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Praising what is lost
Makes the remembrance dear.
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For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love ...
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When we are born, we cry, that we are come
To this great stage of fools.
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Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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Friends, Romans countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.
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Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast.
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It is too rash, too unadvised, too sudden; Too like the lightning, which doth cease to be Ere ...
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Stand not upon the order of your going, But go at once.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Mine honor is my life; both grow in one; Take honor from me, and my life is done.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
If you can look into the seeds of time And say which grain will grow and which will not, Speak...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love:
Therefo...
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