62 Famous Quotes by Thomas Hood
5/17/1799 - 5/3/1845
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.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: A Butcher
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.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: The Haunted House (pt. I)
Father of rosy day,
No more thy clouds of incense rise;
But waking flow'rs,
At morning hours,
Give out their sweets to meet thee in the skies.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Hymn to the Sun (st. 4)
She stood breast-high amid the corn,
Clasp'd by the golden light of morn,
Like the sweetheart of the sun,
Who many a glowing kiss had won.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Ruth
What joy have I in June's return?
My feet are parched--my eyeballs burn,
I scent no flowery gust;
But faint the flagging zephyr springs,
With dry Macadam on its wings,
And turns me "dust to dust."
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Town and Country--Old Imitated from Horace
It's very hard! Oh, Dick, my boy,
It's very hard one can't enjoy
A little private spouting;
But sure as Lear or Hamlet lives,
Up comes our master, Bounce! and gives
The tragic Muse a routing.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: The Stage-Struck Hero
Seem'd washing his hand with invisible soap
In imperceptible water.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Miss Kilmansegg--Her Christening
It was a childish ignorance,
But now 'tis little joy
To know I'm further off from heaven
Than when I was a boy.
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: I Remember, I Remember
Take her up tenderly,
Lift her with care;
Fashioned so slenderly,
Young and so fair!
Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Bridge of Sighs