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54 Famous Quotes by William Cullen Bryant
11/3/1794 - 6/12/1878
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Fair insect! that, with threadlike legs spread out, And blood-extracting bill and filmy wing, Dost murmur, as thou slowly sail'st about, In pitiless ears full many a plaintive thing, And tell how little our large veins would bleed, Would we but yield them to thy bitter need.

Mosquitoes Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: To a Mosquito

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Weep not that the world changes--did it keep A stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.

Change Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Mutation

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To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language.

Nature Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Thanatopsis

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The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.

Autumn Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: The Death of the Flowers (l. 221)

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Glorious are the woods in their latest gold and crimson, Yet our full-leaved willows are in the freshest green. Such a kindly autumn, so mercifully dealing With the growths of summer, I never yet have seen.

Autumn Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Third of November

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I worship the quicksand he walks in.

Worship Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: A Forest Hymn (l. 16)

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When April winds Grew soft, the maple burst into a flush Of scarlet flowers. The tulip tree, high up, Opened in airs of June her multiple OF golden chalices to humming birds And silken-wing'd insects of the sky.

April Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: The Fountain

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That make the meadows green; and, poured round all, Old Ocean's gray and melancholy waste,-- Are but the solemn decorations all Of the great tomb of man.

Ocean Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Thanatopsis (l. 43)

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Modest and shy as a nun is she; One weak chirp is her only note; Braggarts and prince of braggarts is he, Pouring boasts from his little throat.

Bobolinks Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Robert of Lincoln

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Robert of Lincoln is gayly drest, Wearing a bright black wedding-coat; White are his shoulders and white his crest.

Bobolinks Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Robert of Lincoln

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Vainly the fowler's eye Might mark thy distant flight to do thee wrong, As, darkly painted on the crimson sky, Thy figure floats along.

Sea birds Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: To a Water Fowl

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The groves were God's first temple. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them,--ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.

Trees Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: A Forest Hymn

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Stranger, if thou hast learned a truth which needs No school of long experience, that the world Is full of guilt and misery, and hast seen Enough of all its sorrows, crimes and cares, To tire thee of it, enter this wild wood And view the haunts of Nature. The calm shade Shall bring a kindred calm, and the sweet breeze That makes the green leaves dance, shall waft a balm To thy sick heart.

Trees Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Inscription for the Entrance to a Wood

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The shad-bush, white with flowers, Brightened the glens; the new leaved butternut And quivering poplar to the roving breeze Gave a balsamic fragrance.

Trees Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: The Old Man's Counsel (l. 28)

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Look! the massy trunks Are cased in the pure crystal; each light spray, Nodding and tinkling in the breath of heaven, Is studded with its trembling water-drops, That glimmer with an amethystine light.

Winter Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: A Winter Piece (l. 66)

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The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep to-night.

Moon Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: The Tides

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And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, And the year smiles as it draws near its death.

October Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: October

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Where hast thou wandered. gentle gale, to find The perfumes thou dost bring?

Wind Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: May Evening (st. 2)

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The linden, in the fervors of July, Hums with a louder concert. When the wind Sweeps the broad forest in its summer prime, As when some master-hand exulting sweeps The keys of some great organ, ye give forth The music of the woodland depths, a hymn Of gladness and of thanks.

July Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Among the Trees (l. 62)

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The linden, in the fervors of July, Hums with a louder concert. When the wind Sweeps the broad forest in its summer prime, As when some master-hand exulting sweeps The keys of some great organ, ye give forth The music of the woodland depths, a hymn Of gladness and of thanks.

Linden Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: Among the Trees (l. 62)

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Pleasantly, between the pelting showers, the sunshine gushes down.

Sun Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: The Cloud on the Way (l. 18)

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I gazed upon the glorious sky And the green mountains round, And thought that when I came to lie At rest within the ground, 'Twere pleasant, that in flowery June When brooks send up a cheerful tune, And groves a joyous sound, The sexton's hand, my grave to make, The rich, green mountain-turf should break.

June Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: June

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And the blue gentian-flower, that, in the breeze, Nods lonely, of her beauteous race the last.

Gentians Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: November

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Thou blossom! bright with autumn dew, And colour's with the heaven's own blue, That openest when the quiet light Succeeds the keen and frosty night.

Gentians Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: To the Fringed Gentian

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The rugged trees are mingling Their flowery sprays in love; The ivy climbs the laurel To clasp the boughs above.

Ivy Quotes, by William Cullen Bryant , Source: The Serenade

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