Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.
Quote by A E Housman
The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.
Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land...
The average man, if he meddles with criticism at all, is a conservative critic.
Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the...
Malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull,...
And malt does more than Milton can to justify God's ways to man.
The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can;...
Ale, man, ale's the stuff to drink for fellows whom it hurts to think.
That is the land of lost content, I see it shining plain, the happy highways...
And silence sounds no worse than cheers / After death has stopped the ears.
Experience has taught me, when I am shaving of a morning, to keep watch over...
Shoulder the sky, my lad, and drink your ale.
In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a...
The troubles of our proud and angry dust are from eternity, and shall not fail....
I find Cambridge an asylum, in every sense of the word.
If a line of poetry strays into my memory, my skin bristles so that the...