"Look, then, into thine heart, and write!"
Voices of the Night. Prelude
"Oh, fear not in a world like this,
And thou shalt know erelong,--
Know how sublime a thing it is
To suffer and be strong."
The Light of Stars
Dim the sweet look that Nature wears."
Sunrise on the Hills
"No one is so accursed by fate,
No one so utterly desolate,
But some heart, though unknown,
Responds unto his own."
"O suffering, sad humanity!
O ye afflicted ones, who lie
Steeped to the lips in misery,
Longing, yet afraid to die,
Patient, though sorely tried!"
The Goblet of Life
"What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers
May be heaven's distant lamps."
"When she had passed, it seemed like the ceasing of exquisite music."
"Saint Augustine! well hast thou said,
That of our vices we can frame
A ladder, if we will but tread
Beneath our feet each deed of shame."
The Ladder of Saint Augustine
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books."
"Who ne'er his bread in sorrow ate,
Who ne'er the mournful midnight hours
Weeping upon his bed has sate,
He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers."
"There is no greater sorrow
Than to be mindful of the happy time
Inferno. Canto v. Line 121