Quote of the Week

“My love she is a kitten,
And my heart’s a ball of string.”

“My Love and My Heart.” Stanza 1.

Henry Sambrooke Leigh [1837-1883]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955.
Page 690.

Quote of the Week

“I have been here before,
But when or how I can not tell;
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore.”

“Sudden Light” [1881]. Stanza 1.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti [1828-1882].

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955
Page 640.

To read the full poem: Poetry Foundation.

Quote of the Week

“All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
All are but ministers of Love,
And feed his sacred flame.”

Samuel Taylor Coleridge [1772-1834]

Love [1799]. Stanza 1.

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company in 1955.
Page 423.

To read the full poem at English Verse: Love.

Quote of the Week

“Of all the thoughts of God that are
Borne inward into souls afar,
Along the Psalmist’s music deep,
Now tell me if that any is,
For gift or grace, surpassing this:
He giveth his beloved-sleep.”

“The Sleep” [1838]. Stanza 1.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning [1806-1861]

Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations by John Bartlett.
Published by Little, Brown and Company. 1955.
Page 518.