„If peradventure, Reader, it has been thy lot to waste the golden years of thy life—thy shining youth—in the irksome confinement of an office; to have thy prison days prolonged through middle age down to decrepitude and silver hairs, without hope of release or respite; to have lived to forget that there are such things as holidays, or to remember them but as the prerogatives of childhood; then, and then only, will you be able to appreciate my deliverance.“

—  Charles Lamb, Last Essays of Elia

“The superannuated man”
Last Essays of Elia (1833)

Última actualización 22 de Mayo de 2020. Historia
Charles Lamb Foto
Charles Lamb8
1775 - 1834

Citas similares

Marcus Aurelius Foto
Tacitus Foto

„Thou wast indeed fortunate, Agricola, not only in the splendour of thy life, but in the opportune moment of thy death.“

—  Tacitus, libro Agricola

http://www.unrv.com/tacitus/tacitus-agricola-12.php
Original: (la) Tu vero felix, Agricola, non vitae tantum claritate, sed etiam opportunitate mortis.
Fuente: Agricola (98), Chapter 45

Letitia Elizabeth Landon Foto

„If thy hope be any thing worth, it will purify thee from thy sins.“

—  Joseph Alleine Pastor, author 1634 - 1668

Fuente: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 327.

„Let the sweet hope that Thou art mine,
My life and death attend;
Thy presence through my journey shine,
And crown my journey's end.“

—  Anne Steele English hymn writer, essayist 1717 - 1778

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 328. "The Grace of God". Adopted as a hymn by several protestant denominations, sometimes under a different title. Probably first published pseudonymously as " Theodosia" in Poems on Subjects Chiefly Devotional (1760).

George William Russell Foto
William Drummond of Hawthornden Foto
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Foto

„And having in thy life-depth thrown
Being and suffering (which are one),
As a child drops his pebble small
Down some deep well, and hears it fall
Smiling — so I. THY DAYS GO ON.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

St. 23 -24.
De Profundis (1862)
Contexto: p>I praise Thee while my days go on;
I love Thee while my days go on:
Through dark and dearth, through fire and frost,
With emptied arms and treasure lost,
I thank Thee while my days go on.And having in thy life-depth thrown
Being and suffering (which are one),
As a child drops his pebble small
Down some deep well, and hears it fall
Smiling — so I. THY DAYS GO ON.</p

William Shakespeare Foto
Marco Girolamo Vida Foto

„The vast applause shall reach the starry frame,
No years, no ages shall obscure thy fame,
And Earth's last ends shall hear thy darling name.“

—  Marco Girolamo Vida Italian bishop 1485 - 1566

Book III, line 522
De Arte Poetica (1527)
Original: (la) Gratantes plausu excipient: tua gloria coelo
Succedet, nomenque tuum sinus ultimus orbis
Audiet, ac nullo diffusum abolebitur aevo.

George Gordon Byron Foto

„In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

When We Two Parted (1808), st. 4.
Contexto: In secret we met
In silence I grieve,
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?
With silence and tears.

Margaret Junkin Preston Foto

„With guilt's defilement stained, without, within,
How may I hope Thy cleansing grace to win?
Because Thou saidst, "I have forgiven thy sin."“

—  Margaret Junkin Preston American writer 1820 - 1897

Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 87.

Sri Aurobindo Foto
James Macpherson Foto
John Dryden Foto
Joel Barlow Foto

„While these broad views thy better thoughts compose
To spurn the malice of insulting foes;
And all the joys descending ages gain,
Repay thy labors and remove thy pain.“

—  Joel Barlow, The Columbiad

Book X
The Columbiad (1807)
Contexto: Here then, said Hesper, with a blissful smile,
Behold the fruits of thy long years of toil.
To yon bright borders of Atlantic day
Thy swelling pinions led the trackless way,
And taught mankind such useful deeds to dare,
To trace new seas and happy nations rear;
Till by fraternal hands their sails unfurl'd
Have waved at last in union o'er the world. Then let thy steadfast soul no more complain
Of dangers braved and griefs endured in vain,
Of courts insidious, envy's poison'd stings,
The loss of empire and the frown of kings;
While these broad views thy better thoughts compose
To spurn the malice of insulting foes;
And all the joys descending ages gain,
Repay thy labors and remove thy pain.

George Eliot Foto
Walter Raleigh Foto

„Bestow therefore thy youth so, that thou mayest have comfort to remember it when it hath forsaken thee, and not sigh and grieve at the account thereof.“

—  Walter Raleigh English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer 1554 - 1618

Fuente: Instructions to his Son and to Posterity (published 1632), Chapter II

Jones Very Foto

Temas relacionados