And all for love, and nothing for reward.
And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw.
Each goodly thing is hardest to begin.
Gold all is not that doth golden seem.
He that strives to touch the starts, oft stumbles at a straw.
Her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven shined bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place.
I was promised on a time - to have reason for my rhyme; From that time unto this season, I received nor rhyme nor reason.
It is the mind that maketh good of ill, that maketh wretch or happy, rich or poor.
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, Ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
The poets' scrolls will outlive the monuments of stone. Genius survives; all else is claimed by death.
What more felicity can fall to creature, than to enjoy delight with liberty?