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48 Famous Quotes by John Byrom
2/29/1692 - 9/26/1763
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He makes a solitude, and calls it peace.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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His eyes Were with his heart. and that was far away.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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His tact, too, temper'd him from grave to gay, And taught him when to be reserved or free.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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How sweet the task to shield an absent friend! I ask but this of mine to--not defend.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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How the devil is it that fresh features Have such a charm for us poor human creatures?

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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I make a declaration every spring, Of reformation ere the year run out, But somehow this my vestal vary takes wing.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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I tell the tale as it was told to me.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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If that you have a former friend for foe.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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Laughter Leaves us doubly serious shortly after.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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My days of love are over: me no more The charms of maid, wife, and still less of widow, Can make the fool of; that they made before: In fact I must not lead the life I did do.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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My hair is grey, but not with years.

Proverbs Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to a Friend

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As clear as a whistle.

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epistle to Lloyd (I)

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Some say, compared to Bononcini, That Mynheer Handel's but a ninny; Others aver, that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a Candle: Strange all this difference should be, 'Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!

Comparisons Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epigram

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Some say, that Seignior Bononchini Compar'd to Handel's a mere Ninny; Others aver, to him, that Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. Strange! that such high Disputes shou'd be 'Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

Comparisons Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epigram on the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini, as given in the "London Journal"

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Take time enough: all other graces Will soon fill up their proper places.

Preaching Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Advice to Preach Slow

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Rose, what is become of thy delicate hue? And where is the violet's beautiful blue? Does aught of its sweetness the blossom beguile? That meadow, those daisies, why do they not smile?

Flowers Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: A Pastoral (st. 8)

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With more of thanks and less of thought, I strive to make my matters meet; To seek what ancient sages sought, Physic and food in sour and sweet, To take what passes in good part, And keep the hiccups from the heart.

Content Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Careless Content

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I love my neighbor as myself, Myself like him too, by his leave, Nor to his pleasure, power or pelf Came I to crouch, as I conceive. Dame Nature doubtless has designed A man the monarch of his mind.

Mind Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Careless Content

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God bless the King--I mean the faith's defender; God bless (no harm in blessing) the pretender; But who the pretender is, or who is King-- God bless us all--that's quite another thing.

Royalty Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Miscellaneous Pieces

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Bone and Skin, two millers thin, Would starve us all, or near it; But be it known to Skin and Bone That Flesh and Blood can't bear it.

Hunger Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Epigram on Two Monopolists

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With good and gentle-humored hearts I choose to chat where'er I come Whate'er the subject be that starts. But if I get among the glum I hold my tongue to tell the truth And keep my breath to cool my broth.

Conversation Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Careless Content

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In conversation avoid the extremes of forwardness and reserve.

Conversation Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Careless Content

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Christians awake, salute the happy morn Whereon the Saviour of the world was born.

Christmas Quotes, by John Byrom , Source: Hymn for Christmas Day

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