Robert Seymour Bridges Quotes

Nature hav no music; nor would ther be for thee any better melody in the April woods at dawn than what an old stone-deaf labourer, lying awake o'night in his comfortless attic, might perchance be aware of, when the rats run amok in his thatch?

Robert Seymour Bridges

Man's Reason is in such deep insolvency to sense, that tho' she guide his highest flight heav'nward, and teach him dignity morals manners and human comfort, she can delicatly and dangerously bedizen the rioting joys that fringe the sad pathways of Hell.

Robert Seymour Bridges

But I can tell let truth be told That love will change in growing old; Though day by day is nought to see, So delicate his motions be.

Robert Seymour Bridges

So sweet love seemed that April morn, When first we kissed beside the thorn, So strangely sweet, it was not strange We thought that love could never change.

Robert Seymour Bridges

Whither, O splendid ship, thy white sails crowding, Leaning across the bosom of the urgent West, That fearest nor sea rising, nor sky clouding, Whither away, fair rover, and what thy quest?

Robert Seymour Bridges

Were I a cloud I'd gather My skirts up in the air, And fly I well know whither, And rest I well know where.

Robert Seymour Bridges

Scatter the clouds that hide The face of heaven, and show Where sweet peace doth abide, Where Truth and Beauty grow.

Robert Seymour Bridges

Behind the western bars The shrouded day retreats, And unperceived the stars Steal to their sovran seats. And whiter grows the foam, The small moon lightens more; And as I turn me home, My shadow walks before.

Robert Seymour Bridges

When Death to either shall come I pray it be first to me.

Robert Seymour Bridges

Awake! the land is scattered with light, and see, Uncanopied sleep is flying from field and tree.

Robert Seymour Bridges

Awake, my heart, to be loved, awake, awake! The darkness silvers away, the morn doth break, It leaps in the sky.

Robert Seymour Bridges

When first we met we did not guess That Love would prove so hard a master.

Robert Seymour Bridges

The constellated sounds ran sprinkling on earths floor As the dark vault above with stars was spangled oer.

Robert Seymour Bridges

To-morrow it seem Like the empty words of a dream Remembered on waking.

Robert Seymour Bridges

I love all beauteous things, I seek and adore them.

Robert Seymour Bridges

They gathered up the crystal manna to freeze Their tongues with tasting, their hands with snowballing; Or rioted in a drift, plunging up to the knees.

Robert Seymour Bridges

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