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Oliver Goldsmith :
The doctor found, when she was dead, Her last disorder mortal.
[Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright. Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.]
Wilfred Owen :
We only know war lasts, rain soaks, and clouds sag stormy.
[Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), British poet. Exposure (l. 12). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.]
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Edwin Arlington Robinson :
You fade—as if the last of days Were fading and all wars were done.
[Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935), U.S. poet. The Dark Hills (l. 7-8). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robert O'Clair, eds. (2d ed., 1988) W. W. Norton & Company.]
Alexander Pope :
Some have at first for wits, then poets passed, Turned critics next, and proved plain fools at last.
[Alexander Pope (1688-1744), British poet. Essay on Criticism (Fr. I). . . Poetical Works [Alexander Pope]. Herbert Davis, ed. (1978; repr. 1990) Oxford University Press.]
Samuel Johnson :
Nothing odd will do long. Tristram Shandy did not last.
[Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. (Originally published 1791). Boswell's Life of Johnson, March 21, 1776, p. 696, Oxford University Press (1980).]
Hilda Doolittle :
Not the gold that fastens your sandal, nor the gold reft through your chiselled locks is as gold as this last year's leaf.
[Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961), U.S. poet. "Adonis."]
Oscar Wilde :
It is only the superficial qualities that last. Man's deeper nature is soon found out.
[Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Cecily, in The Importance of Being Earnest, act 3, Chameleon (London, Dec. 1894). Also appears in Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young.]
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Matthew Prior :
Cured yesterday of my disease, I died last night of my physician.
[Matthew Prior (1664-1721), British poet, diplomat. repr. in The Literary Works of Matthew Prior, eds. H.B. Wright and M.K. Spears (1959). The Remedy Worse than the Disease (written 1714, published 1727).]
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Henry David Thoreau :
If we dealt only with the false and dishonest, we should at last forget how to speak truth.
[Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 284, Houghton Mifflin (1906).]
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Leonard Cohen :
The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world.
[Leonard Cohen (b. 1934), Canadian singer, poet, novelist. Lawrence Breavman, in The Favourite Game, bk. 4, sct. 12 (1963).]
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