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62 Famous Quotes by Thomas Hood
5/17/1799 - 5/3/1845
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At night, to his own dark fancies a prey, He lies like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, Tormenting himself with his prickles.

Night Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Miss Kilmansegg and her precious Leg

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O bed! O bed! delicious bed! That heaven upon earth to the weary head.

Beds Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Miss Kilmansegg--Her Dream

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With fingers weary and worn, With eyelids heavy and red, A woman sat in unwomanly rags, Plying her needle and thread.

Labor Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Song of the Shirt

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Spontaneously to God should turn the soul, Like the magnetic needle to the pole; But what were that intrinsic virtue worth, Suppose some fellow, with more zeal than knowledge, Fresh from St. Andrew's College, Should nail the conscious needle to the north?

Influence Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Poem addressed to Rae Wilson

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While the steeples are loud in their joy, To the tune of the bells' ring-a-ding, Let us chime in a peal, one and all, For we all should be able to sing Hullah baloo.

Bells Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Song for the Million

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Now, really, this appears the common case Of putting too much Sabbath into Sunday-- But what is your opinion, Mrs. Grundy?

Sabbath Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: An Open Question (st. 1)

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It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives.

Apparel Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Song of the Shirt

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The Quaker loves an ample brim, A hat that bows to no Salaam; And dear the beaver is to him As if it never made a dam.

Hatters Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: All Round my Hat

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Such a blush In the midst of brown was born, Like red poppies grown with corn.

Blushes Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Ruth

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And however are Dennises take offence, A double meaning shows double sense; And if proverbs tell truth, A double tooth Is wisdom's adopted dwelling.

Jesting Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Miss Kilmansegg

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The Autumn is old; The sere leaves are flying; He hath gather'd up gold, And now he is dying;-- Old age, begin sighing!

Autumn Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Autumn

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The year's in wane; There is nothing adorning; The night has no eve, And the day has no morning; Cold winter gives warning!

Autumn Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Autumn

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I saw old Autumn in the misty morn Stand shadowless like silence, listening To silence, for no lonely bird would sing Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn, Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn;-- Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright With tangled gossamer that fell by night, Pearling his coronet of golden corn.

Autumn Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Ode--Autumn

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But she is vanish'd to her shady home Under the deep, inscrutable; and there Weeps in a midnight made of her own hair.

Hair Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Hero and Leander (116)

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And soon Their hushing dances languished to a stand, Like midnight leaves when, as the Zephyrs swoon, All on their drooping stems they sink unfanned.

Zephyrs Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: The Plea of the Midsummer Fairies

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It is not linen you're wearing out, But human creatures' lives.

Cruelty Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Song of the Shirt

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Sweet are the little brooks that run O'er pebbles glancing in the sun, Singing in soothing tones.

Brooks Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Town and Country (st. 9)

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'Tis strange how like a very dunce, Man, with his bumps upon his sconce, Has lived so long, and yet no knowledge he Has had, till lately, of Phrenology-- A science that by simple dint of Head-combing he should find a hint of, When scratching o'er those little pole-hills The faculties throw up like mole hills.

Phrenology Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Craniology

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Where is the pride of Summer,--the green prime,-- The many, many leaves all twinkling?--three On the mossed elm; three on the naked lime Trembling,--and one upon the old oak tree! Where is the Dryad's immortality?

Trees Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Ode--Autumn

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Jasmine is sweet, and has many loves.

Jasmines Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Flowers

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The moon, the moon, so silver and cold, Her fickle temper has oft been told, Now shade--now bright and sunny-- But of all the lunar things that change, The one that shows most fickle and strange, And takes the most eccentric range, Is the moon--so called--of honey!

Moon Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Miss Milmansegg--Her Honeymoon

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Mother of light! how fairly dost thou go Over those hoary crests, divinely led! Art thou that huntress of the silver bow Fabled of old? Or rather dost thou tread Those cloudy summits thence to gaze below, Like the wild chamois from her Alpine snow, Where hunters never climbed--secure from dread?

Moon Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Ode to the Moon

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"Good, well-dress'd turtle beats them hollow,-- It almost makes me wish, I vow, To have two stomachs, like a cow!" And lo! as with the cud, an inward thrill Upheaved his waistcoat and disturb'd his frill, His mouth was oozing, and he work'd his jaw-- "I almost that that I could eat one raw."

Eating Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: The Turtles

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Whoe'er has gone thro' London street, Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat, And how he keeps Gloating upon a sheep's Or bullock's personals, as if his own; How he admires his halves And quarters--and his calves, As if in truth upon his own legs grown.

Butchering Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: A Butcher

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Some dreams we have are nothing else but dreams, Unnatural and full of contradictions; Yet others of our most romantic schemes Are something more than fictions.

Dreams Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: The Haunted House (pt. I)

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