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62 Famous Quotes by Thomas Hood
5/17/1799 - 5/3/1845
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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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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.

Sun Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Hymn to the Sun (st. 4)

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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.

Sun Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Ruth

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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."

June Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Town and Country--Old Imitated from Horace

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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.

Acting Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: The Stage-Struck Hero

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Seem'd washing his hand with invisible soap In imperceptible water.

Imagination Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Miss Kilmansegg--Her Christening

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It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm further off from heaven Than when I was a boy.

Ignorance Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: I Remember, I Remember

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One more unfortunate Weary of breath, Rashly importunate, Gone to her death!

Misfortune Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Bridge of Sighs

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Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care; Fashioned so slenderly, Young and so fair!

Misfortune Quotes, by Thomas Hood , Source: Bridge of Sighs

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Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.

Gold Quotes, by Thomas Hood

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But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind?.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Thomas Hood

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