Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Quotes
5 Famous Quotes by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
5/15/1689 - 8/21/1762
Also Known As:
Mary Wortley Montagu
See how that pair of billing doves
With open murmurs own their loves
And, heedless of censorious eyes,
Pursue their unpolluted joys:
No fears of future want molest
The downy quiet of their nest.
Quotes, by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Source: Written in a Garden (st. 1)
Satire should, like a polished razor keen,
Wound with a touch that's scarcely felt or seen.
Thine is an oyster knife, that hacks and hews;
The rage but not the talent to abuse.
Quotes, by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Source: To the Imitator of the First Satire of Horace, (Pope)
The screech-owl, with ill-boding cry,
Portends strange things, old women say;
Stops every fool that passes by,
And frights the school-boy from his play.
Quotes, by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Source: The Politicians (st. 4)