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Томас Гуд

Дата рождения: 23. Май 1799
Дата смерти: 3. Май 1845

Томас Гуд — английский поэт, юморист и сатирик.


„Как в домашней, так и в государственной экономии гораздо полезнее подметать сор в настоящем, чем стирать пыль с прошедшего.“

„I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like silence, listening
To silence, for no lonely bird would sing
Into his hollow ear from woods forlorn,
Nor lowly hedge nor solitary thorn; --
Shaking his languid locks all dewy bright
With tangled gossamer that fell by night,
Pearling his coronet of golden corn.“


„Peace and rest at length have come
All the day's long toil is past,
And each heart is whispering, 'Home,
Home at last.“

„No sun—no moon!
No morn—no noon—
No dawn—
No sky—no earthly view—
No distance looking blue—
No road—no street—no "t'other side the way"—
No end to any Row—
No indications where the Crescents go—
No top to any steeple—
No recognitions of familiar people—
No courtesies for showing 'em—
No knowing 'em!
No traveling at all—no locomotion,
No inkling of the way—no notion—
"No go"—by land or ocean—
No mail—no post—
No news from any foreign coast—
No park—no ring—no afternoon gentility—
No company—no nobility—
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member—
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,
November!“

„Silence

THERE is a silence where hath been no sound,
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave—under the deep, deep sea,
Or in wide desert where no life is found,
Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound;
No voice is hush'd—no life treads silently,
But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free,
That never spoke, over the idle ground:
But in green ruins, in the desolate walls
Of antique palaces, where Man hath been,
Though the dun fox or wild hyæna calls,
And owls, that flit continually between,
Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan—
There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone.“

„There is a silence where hath been no sound. There is a silence where no sound may be in the cold grave under the deep deep sea.“ Poems

„We thought her dying whilst she slept,
And sleeping when she died.“

„When Eve upon the first of Men
The apple press’d with specious cant,
Oh! what a thousand pities then
That Adam was not adamant!“


„As for my feet, the little feet
You used to call so pretty,
There's one, I know, in Bedford Row,
The t'other's in the City.“

„To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.“

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