Quote of the Week

“A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears:
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly years.

No Motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled around in earth’s diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.”

“A slumber did my spirit seal;”

William Wordsworth [1770-1850]

The Best Poems of the English Language with selections and commentary by Harold Bloom.
Published by HarperCollins in 2004. Page 332.

Quote of the Week

“Strange fits of passion have I known:
And I will dare to tell,
But in the Lover’s ear alone,
What once to me befell.”

“The Lucy Poems”
“Strange fits of passion have I known:”

William Wordsworth [1770-1850]

The Best Poems of the English Language with selections and comments by Harold Bloom.
Published by HarperCollins. Page 330.

Quote of the Week

“A happy soul that all the way
To heaven hath a summer’s day.”

“In Praise of Lessius’s Rule of Health”

Richard Crashaw [1613-1649]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company 1955. Page 264.

Quote of the Week

“Swift as a shadow, short as any dream,
Brief as the lightning in the collied night,
That, in a spleen, unfolds both heaven and earth,
And ere a man hath power to say, “behold!’
The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
So quick bright things come to confusion.”

A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Act I, Sc. 1, Line 132.

By William Shakespeare [1564-1616].

Pulled from Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett. Published by Little, Brown and Company 1955 Page 141.