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John Godfrey Saxe

And so these men of Hindustan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right And all were in the wrong.
John Godfrey Saxe art
Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.
John Godfrey Saxe respect
It was six men of Hindustan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind) That each by observation Might satisfy the mind.
John Godfrey Saxe mind
And so these men of Hindustan Disputed loud and long, Each in his own opinion Exceeding stiff and strong, Though each was partly in the right And all were in the wrong. So oft in theologic wars, The disputants, I ween, Rail on in utter ignorance Of what each other mean, And prate about an Elephant Not one of them has seen!
John Godfrey Saxe war
Again I hear the creaking step! — He's rapping at the door! — Too well I know the boding sound That ushers in a bore.
John Godfrey Saxe
In vain I speak of urgent tasks; In vain I scowl and pout; A frown is no extinguisher — It does not put him out!
John Godfrey Saxe
He takes the strangest liberties — But never takes his leave!
John Godfrey Saxe strange
Young men! it 's a critical thing to go Exactly right with a lady in tow; But when you are in the proper track, Just go ahead, and never look back!
John Godfrey Saxe men
Don't use strong drink, — pray let me advise, — It 's bad for the stomach, and ruins the eyes;
John Godfrey Saxe eyes
INGLORIOUS friend! most confident I am Thy life is one of very little ease; Albeit men mock thee with their similes And prate of being "happy as a clam!"
John Godfrey Saxe life
"God bless the man who first invented sleep!" So Sancho Panza said, and so say I.
John Godfrey Saxe man
But blast the man, with curses loud and deep, Whate'er the rascal's name, or age, or station, Who first invented, and went round advising, That artificial cut-off, — Early Rising!
John Godfrey Saxe art
I like the lad who, when his father thought To clip his morning nap by hackneyed phrase Of vagrant worm by early songster caught, Cried, "Served him right! — it's not at all surprising; The worm was punished, sir, for early rising!"
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"Once more, my gallant boys!" he cried: "Three times! — you know the fable, — (I'll make it thirty," muttered he, "But I will lay the cable!")
John Godfrey Saxe time
NAY, weep not, dearest, though the child be dead; He lives again in Heaven's unclouded life,
John Godfrey Saxe life
What Lowely meant she didn't know For she always avoided "everything low,"
John Godfrey Saxe
I'm growing fonder of my staff; I'm growing dimmer in the eyes; I'm growing fainter in my laugh; I'm growing deeper in my sighs; I'm growing careless of my dress; I'm growing frugal of my gold; I'm growing wise; I'm growing — yes, — I'm growing old!
John Godfrey Saxe eyes
I asked of Echo 't other day (Whose words are few and often funny), What to a novice she could say Of courtship, love, and matrimony. Quoth Echo, plainly, — "Matter-o'-money."
John Godfrey Saxe love
'T is wise to learn; 't is God-like to create.
John Godfrey Saxe wise
A youth would marry a maiden, For fair and fond was she; But she was rich, and he was poor, And so it might not be.
John Godfrey Saxe youth
A youth would marry a maiden, For fair and fond was she; But he was high and she was low, And so it might not be.
John Godfrey Saxe youth
A youth would marry a maiden, For fair and fond was she; But their sires disputed about the Mass, And so it might not be.
John Godfrey Saxe youth
Bless me! this is pleasant Riding on the Rail.
John Godfrey Saxe
When Nature gives a gorgeous rose, Or yields the simplest fern, She writes this motto on the leaves, — "To whom it may concern!" And so it is the poet comes And revels in her bowers, And, — though another hold the land, Is owner of the flowers.
John Godfrey Saxe poet
The Poet's License! — 't is the right, Within the rule of duty, To look on all delightful things Throughout the world of beauty. To gaze with rapture at the stars That in the skies are glowing; To see the gems of perfect dye That in the woods are growing, — And more than sage astronomer, And more than learned florist, To read the glorious homilies Of Firmament and Forest.
John Godfrey Saxe beauty

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