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    It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood.
    Stones have been known to move and trees to speak;
    Augures and understood relations have
    By maggot-pies and choughs and rooks brought forth
    The secret'st man of blood. What is the night?

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The things that have been and shall be no more,
The things that are, and that hereafter shall be,
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The things that have been and shall be no more,
The things that are, and that hereafter shall be,
The things that might have been, and yet were not,
The fading twilight of joys departed.

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O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!

O day and night, but this is wondrous strange!

by William Shakespeare Found in: Wonders Quotes,
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A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!

A schoolboy's tale, the wonder of an hour!

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Pretty! in amber to observe the forms
Of hairs, of straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms!
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Pretty! in amber to observe the forms
Of hairs, of straws, or dirt, or grubs, or worms!
The things, we know, are neither rich nor rare,
But wonder how the devil they got there.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Wonders Quotes,
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Wonders I sing; the sun has set; no night has followed.
[Lat., Mira cano; sol occubuit;
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Wonders I sing; the sun has set; no night has followed.
[Lat., Mira cano; sol occubuit;
Nox nulla secuta est.]

by Robert Burton Found in: Wonders Quotes,
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We nothing know, but what is marvellous;
Yet what is marvellous, we can't believe.

We nothing know, but what is marvellous;
Yet what is marvellous, we can't believe.

by Edward Young Found in: Wonders Quotes,
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Nothing but what astonishes is true.

Nothing but what astonishes is true.

by Edward Young Found in: Wonders Quotes,
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If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to
himself . . . that a tiger is an optical read more

If a man proves too clearly and convincingly to
himself . . . that a tiger is an optical illusion--well, he will
find out he is wrong. The tiger will himself intervene in the
discussion, in a manner which will be in every sense conclusive.

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He shall have chariots easier than air,
That I will have invented; . . . And thyself,
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He shall have chariots easier than air,
That I will have invented; . . . And thyself,
That art the messenger, shalt ride before him
On a horse cut out of an entire diamond.
That shall be made to go with golden wheels,
I know not how yet.

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