Winthrop Mackworth Praed Quotes

When all who had money and leisure Grew rural o'er ices and wines, All pleasantly toiling for pleasure, All hungrily pining for pines, And making of beautiful speeches, And marring of beautiful shows, And feeding on delicate peaches, And treading on delicate toes.
Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839), British poet. Goodnight to the Season! (L. 76-83). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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Good-night to the Season!—the dances, The fillings of hot little rooms, The glancings of rapturous glances, The fancyings of fancy costumes; The pleasures which Fashion makes duties, The praisings of fiddles and flutes, The luxury of looking at beauties, The tedium of talking to mutes;
Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839), British poet. Goodnight to the Season! (L. 37-44). . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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And when religious sects ran mad, He held, in spite of all his learning, That if a man's belief is bad, It will not be improved by burning.
Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802-1839), British poet. The Vicar (l. 69-72). . . 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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