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Let us not unman each other; part at once; all farewells should be sudden, when forever.
[Parting]
 

Lovers may be and indeed generally are enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
 

Lovers' vows seem sweet in every whispered word.
 

Man! thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
[Man]
 

Man's conscience is the oracle of God.
[Conscience]
 

Man's love is of man's life a part; it is woman's whole existence.
[Love]
 

Melancholy is a fearful gift; what is it but the telescope of truth, which brings life near in utter darkness, making the cold reality too real?
 

Melancholy spreads itself betwixt heaven and earth, like envy between man and man, and is an everlasting mist.
 

Men are the sport of circumstances, when the circumstances seem the sport of men.
[Men]
 

Most men, until by losing rendered sager, will back their opinions by a wager.
 

Night wanes; the vapors round the mountains curled, melt into morn, and light awakes the world.
 

No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed.
[Past]
 

None are so desolate but something dear - dearer than self, - possesses or is possessed.
 

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
 

Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure; men love in haste but they detest at leisure.
 

Oh, nature's noblest gift, - my gray goose-quill!
 

Oh, that pang, where more than madness lies, the worm that will not sleep, and never dies.
[Guilt]
 

Opinions are made to be changed or how is truth to be got at?
 

Parting day dies like the dolphin, whom each pang imbues with a new color as it gasps away, the last still loveliest, till 'tis gone, and all is gray.
[Twilight]
 

Physicians mend or end us; but though in health we sneer, when sick we call them to attend us, without the least propensity to jeer.
 


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