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14 Famous Quotes by Richard Watson Gilder
2/8/1844 - (Present)
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What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the pearly shell That murmurs of the far-off, murmuring sea; A precious jewel carved most curiously; It is a little picture painted well. What is a Sonnet? 'Tis the tear that fell From a great poet's hidden ecstasy; A two-edged sword, a star, a song--ah me! Sometimes a heavy tolling funeral bell.

Poetry Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: The Sonnet

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Now you who rhyme, and I who rhyme, Have not we sworn it, many a time, That we no more our verse would scrawl, For Shakespeare he had said it all!

Shakespeare Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: The Modern Rhymer

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Since ancient Time began, Ever on some great soul God laid an infinite burden-- The weight of all this world, the hopes of man, Conflict and pain, and fame immortal are his guerdon.

Washington, george Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: Washington, speech at Trenton

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"Whose name was writ in water!" What large laughter Among the immortals when that word was brought! Then when his fiery spirit rose flaming after, High toward the topmost heaven of heavens up-caught! "All hail! our younger brother!" Shakespeare said, And Dante nodded his imperial head.

Names Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: Keats

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My name may have buoyancy enough to float upon the sea of time.

Names Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: Keats

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I am the laughter of the new-born child On whose soft-breathing sleep an angel smiled.

Laughter Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: Ode

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Oh, father's gone to market-town, he was up before the day, And Jamie's after robins, and the man is making hay, And whistling down the hollow goes the boy that minds the mill, While mother from the kitchen door is calling with a will, "Polly!--Polly!--The cows are in the corn! Oh, where's Polly?"

Summer Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: A Midsummer Song

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We lean on Faith; and some less wise have cried, "Behold the butterfly, the see that's cast!" Vain hopes that fall like flowers before the blast! What man can look on Death unterrified?

Faith Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: Love and Death (st. 2)

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The smile of her I love is like the dawn Whose touch makes Menmon sing: O see where wide the golden sunlight flows-- The barren desert blossoms as the rose!

Smiles Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: The Smile of Her I Love

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Fra Lippo, we have learned from thee A lesson of humanity: To every mother's heart forlorn, In every house the Christ is born.

Christ Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: A Madonna of Fra Lippo Lippi

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What babe new born is this that in a manger cries? Near on her lowly bed his happy mother lies. Oh, see the air is shaken with white and heavenly wings-- This is the Lord of all the earth, this is the King of Kings.

Christmas Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: A Christmas Hymn (st. 4)

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Stream of the living world Where dash the billows of strife!-- One plunge in the mighty torrent Is a year of tamer life! City of glorious days, Of hope, and labour and mirth, With room and to spare, on thy splendid bays For the ships of all the earth!

New york Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: The City

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Against the darkness outer God's light his likeness takes, And he from the mighty doubter The great believer makes.

Light Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: The New Day (pt. IV, song XV)

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I am the spirit of the morning sea, I am the awakening and the glad surprise.

Spirits Quotes, by Richard Watson Gilder , Source: Ode

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