Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
Reproof on her lip, but a smile in her eye.
Said will be a little ahead, but done should follow at his heel.
My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen. But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.
The Fairy Boy
A mother came when stars were paling,
Wailing round a lonely spring,
Thus she cried, while tears were falling
Calling on the Fairy King:
'Why, with spells my child caressing,
Courting him with fairy joy,
Why destroy a mother's blessing,
Wherefore steal my baby boy?
'O'er the mountain, thro' the wild wood,
Where his childhood loved to play,
Where the flow'rs are freshly springing,
There I wander day by day;
There I wander, growing fonder
Of the child that made my joy,
On the echoes wildly calling
To restore my fairy boy.
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