(He) put that which was most material in the postscript.
Quotes , Source: Essays (93), (Arber's ed.)
And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the
king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders
on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: . . . .
So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being
hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the
decrees was given at Shushan the palace.
Quotes , Source: Esther (ch. VIII, v. 10 & 14)
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no
Quotes , Source: Job (ch. IX, v. 25)
He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch,
Cold and yet cheerful; messenger of grief
Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some.
Quotes , Source: Winter Evening (bk. IV, l. 12), of the postman
Belshazzar had a letter,--
He never had but one;
Concluded and begun
In that immortal copy
The conscience of us all
Can read without its glasses
On revelation's wall.
Quotes , Source: Poems (XXV, Belshazzar had a Letter), (ed. 1891)
The welcome news is in the letter found;
The carrier's not commission'd to expound;
It speaks itself, and what it does contain,
In all things needful to be known is plain.
Quotes , Source: Religio Laici (l. 366)
Carrier of news and knowledge,
Instrument of trade and industry,
Promoter of mutual acquaintance,
Of peace and good-will
Among men and nations.
Charles William Eliot
Quotes , Source: inscription on southeast corner of post office in Washington, D.C.
Messenger of sympathy and love,
Servant of parted friends,
Consoler of the lonely,
Bond of the scattered family,
Enlarger of the common life.
Charles William Eliot
Quotes , Source: inscription on southwest corner of post office in Washington, D.C.
Every day brings a ship,
Every ship brings a word;
Well for those who have no fear,
Looking seaward well assured
That the word the vessel brings
Is the word they wish to hear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quotes , Source: Letters
Thy letter sent to prove me,
Inflicts no sense of wrong;
No longer wilt thou love me,--
Thy letter, though is long.
Quotes , Source: Book of Songs--New Spring (no. 34)
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor night stays these couriers
from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Herodotus ("Father of History")
Quotes , Source: inscription on the front of the post office in New York City
Letters, from absent friends, extinguish fear,
Unite division, and draw distance near;
Their magic force each silent wish conveys,
And wafts embodied though, a thousand ways:
Could souls to bodies write, death's pow'r were mean,
For minds could then meet minds with heav'n between.
Quotes , Source: Verses Written on a Window in a Journey to Scotland
An exquisite invention this,
Worthy of Love's most honeyed kiss,--
This art of writing billet-doux--
In buds, and odors, and bright hues!
In saying all one feels and thinks
In clever daffodils and pinks;
In puns of tulips; and in phrases,
Charming for their truth, of daisies.
Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt)
Quotes , Source: Love-Letters Made of Flowers
A strange volume of real life in the daily packet of the postman.
Eternal love and instant payment!
Quotes , Source: Specimen's of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget
A piece of simple goodness--a letter gushing from the heart; a
beautiful unstudied vindication of the worth and untiring
sweetness of human nature--a record of the invulnerability of
man, armed with high purpose, sanctified by truth.
Quotes , Source: Specimens of Jerrold's Wit--The Postman's Budget
Kind messages, that pass from land to land;
Kind letters, that betray the heart's deep history,
In which we feel the pressure of a hand,--
One touch of fire,--and all the rest is mystery!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Quotes , Source: The Seaside and Fireside--Dedication (st. 5)
Good-bye--my paper's out so nearly,
I've only room for, Yours sincerely.
Quotes , Source: The Fudge Family in Paris (letter VI)
I have only made this letter rather long because I have not had
time to make it shorter.
[Fr., Je n'ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parceque je n'ai pas
eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.]
Quotes , Source: Lettres Provinciales (16)
Soon as thy letters trembling I unclose,
That well-known name awakens all my woes.
Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 29)
Line after line my gushing eye o'erflow,
Led thro' a said variety of woe:
Now warm in love, now with'ring in my bloom,
Lost in a convent's solitary gloom!
Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 35)
Heav'n first taught letters for some wretch's aid,
Some banish'd lover, or some captive maid.
Quotes , Source: Eloisa to Abelard (l. 51)
Ev'n so, with all submission, I
. . . .
Send you each year a homely letter,
Who may return me much a better.
Quotes , Source: Epistle to Fleetwood Shepherd (l. 23)
And oft the pangs of absence to remove
By letters, soft interpreters of love.
Quotes , Source: Henry and Emma (l. 147)
I will touch
My mouth unto the leaves, caressingly;
And so wilt thou. Thus, from these lips of mine
My message will go kissingly to thine,
With more than Fancy's load of luxury,
And prove a true love-letter.
Quotes , Source: Sonnet (With a Letter)