Thomas Campbell Quotes

Ye Mariners of England That guard our native seas! Whose flag has braved a thousand years The battle and the breeze!
Thomas Campbell (1774-1844), Scottish poet. Ye Mariners of England (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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There was silence deep as death; And the boldest held his breath For a time.
Thomas Campbell (1774-1844), Scottish poet. Battle of the Baltic (l. 16-18). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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\'Ye are brothers! ye are men! And we conquer but to save:— So peace instead of death let us bring:
Thomas Campbell (1774-1844), Scottish poet. Battle of the Baltic (l. 39-41). . . Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die.
Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. repr. In Complete Poetical Works, ed. J.L. Robertson (1907). "Hallowed Ground," (1825).
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Few, few shall part, where many meet! The snow shall be their winding sheet, And every turf, beneath their feet, Shall be a soldier's sepulchre.
Thomas Campbell (1774-1844), Scottish poet. Hohenlinden (l. 29-32). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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On Linden, when the sun was low, All bloodless lay the untrodden snow, And dark as winter was the flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly.
Thomas Campbell (1774-1844), Scottish poet. Hohenlinden (l. 1-4). . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.
Thomas Campbell (1777-1844), Scottish poet. Life of Mrs. Siddons, ch. 18 (1834). Campell referred to the child actor "Master Betty," William Henry West Betty (1791-1874), who had been taken up by the fashionable world, playing the roles of Romeo and Hamlet at the age of twelve, as well as that of Richard III. The craze lasted two years, to the despair of many, including journalist and poet Leigh Hunt. Hunt was eventually able to write in a contemporary newspaper: "The charm of novelty has at length broken ... and the town is just now somewhat in the position of the husband who, after passing the honeymoon with a beautiful but childish woman, finds his reason once more returning and is content to sit down and ask why he has been pleased."
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I'll meet the raging of the skies, But not an angry father.'
Thomas Campbell (1774-1844), Scottish poet. Lord Ullin's Daughter (l. 35-36). . . Faber Popular Reciter, The. Kingsley Amis, ed. (1978) Faber and Faber.
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