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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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We were young, we were merry, we were very, very wise,
And the door stood open at our feast,
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We were young, we were merry, we were very, very wise,
And the door stood open at our feast,
When there passed us a woman with the West in her eyes,
And a man with his back to the East.

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Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.

Men love to wonder and that is the seed of our science.

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It will have blood, they say: blood will have blood.
Stones have been known to move and trees to read more

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?

by William Shakespeare 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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She swore, i' faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange;
'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful.

She swore, i' faith, 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange;
'Twas pitiful, 'twas wondrous pitiful.

by William Shakespeare 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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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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