Alfred Austin Quotes

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Alfred Austin Quotes

No one can rightly call his garden his own unless he himself made it.
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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.

— Alfred Austin

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.

— Alfred Austin

Public opinion is no more than this: what people think that other people think.

— Alfred Austin

Though my verse but roam the air And murmur in the trees, You may discern a purpose there, As in music of the bees.

— Alfred Austin

He is dead already who doth not feel Life is worth living still.

— Alfred Austin

Have you never, when waves were breaking, watched children at sport on the beach, With their little feet tempting the foam-fringe, till with stronger and further reach Than they dreamed of, a billow comes bursting, how they turn and scamper and screech!

— Alfred Austin

Pale January lay
In its cradle day by day
Dead or living, hard to say.

— Alfred Austin

Perhaps a maiden's bashfulness is more A matron's lesson than our lips aver.

— Alfred Austin

Falling stars are high examples sent To warn, not lure. Gross fancy says they are Substantial meteors; but that is not so. They are the merest phantasies of Night, When she's asleep, and, dimly visited By past effects, she dreams of Lucifer Hurled out of Heaven.

— Alfred Austin

In vain would science scan and trace Firmly her aspect. All the while, There gleams upon her far-off face A vague unfathomable smile.

— Alfred Austin

Never did form more fairy thread the dance Than she who scours the hills to find it flowers; Never did sweeter lips chained ears entrance Than hers that move, true to its striking hours; No hands so white e'er decked the warrior's lance, As those which tend its lamp as darkness lours; And never since dear Christ expired for man, Had holy shrine so fair a sacristan.

— Alfred Austin

In my song you catch at times Note sweeter far than mine, And in the tangle of my rhymes Can scent the eglantine.

— Alfred Austin

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