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Anna Letitia Barbauld Quotes



    • Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
    • OH! hear a pensive captive's prayer, For liberty that sighs ; And never let thine heart be shut Against the prisoner's cries.
    • If e'er thy breast with freedom glow'd, And spurn'd a tyrant's chain, Let not thy strong oppressive force A free-born mouse detain.
    • The chearful light, the vital air, Are blessings widely given ; Let nature's commoners enjoy The common gifts of heaven.
    • Man is the nobler growth our realms supply, And souls are ripened in our northern sky.
    • This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.
    • It is to hope, though hope were lost.
    • Life! we've been long together Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'T is hard to part when friends are dear,- Perhaps 't will cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal away, give little warning, Choose thine own time; Say not 'Good night,' but in some brighter clime Bid me 'Good morning.'
    • So fades a summer cloud away; So sinks the gale when storms are o'er; So gently shuts the eye of day; So dies a wave along the shore.
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