Random Quote #74 topic: handy-poetical, Handy Dictionary of Poetical Quotations


'Tis well said again,
And 'tis a kind of good deed to say well:
And yet words are no deeds.

SHAKS.: _Henry VIII.,_ Act iii., Sc. 2.

My words fly up, my thoughts remain below:
Words without thoughts, never to heaven go.

SHAKS.: _Hamlet,_ Act iii., Sc. 3.

Apt words have power to 'suage
The tumors of a troubled mind;
And are as balm to fester'd wounds.

MILTON: _Samson Agonistes,_ Line 184.

Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.

GEORGE ELIOT: _Spanish Gypsy,_ Bk. iii.

Words, however, are things.

OWEN MEREDITH: _Lucile,_ Pt. i., Canto ii., St. 6.


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