I do not know beneath what sky nor on what seas shall be thy fate; I only know it shall be high, I only know it shall be great.

— Richard Hovey

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I am sick of four walls and a ceiling I have need of the sky, I have business with the grass.

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Spring in the world! And all things are made new!

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I have need of the sky, I have business with the grass;

I will up and get me away where the hawk is wheeling Lone and high, And the slow clouds go by. I will get me away to the waters that glass The clouds as they pass. I will get me away to the woods.

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Ye who made war that your ships Should lay to at the beck of no nation, Make war now on Murder, that slips The leash of her hounds of damnation; Ye who remembered the Alamo, Remember the Maine!

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Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, lilies and laurels over them we lay, and violets o'er each unforgotten head.

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For 't is always fair weather When good fellows get together With a stein on the table and a good song ringing clear.

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And you prate of the wealth of nations, as if it were bought and sold, The wealth of nations is men, not silk and cotton and gold.

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The East and the West in the spring of the world shall blend / As a man and a woman that plight / Their troth in the warm spring night.

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How loving is the Lord God and how strong withal!

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There is no sorrow like a love denied. Nor any joy like love that has its will.

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I am fevered with the sunset, I am fretful with the bay, For the wander-thirst is on me And my soul is in Cathay.

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EXPRESSIONS Look without! Behold the beauty of the day, The shout of color to glad color, rocks and trees, and sun and seas, and wind and sky: All these are God's expression, art work of His hand, which men must love ere they can understand.

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About Richard Hovey

Quotes 19 sayings
Profession Poet
Birthday October 16

The great white cold walks abroad!

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Fair weather weddings make fair weather lives.

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Who would not rather flounder in the fight than not have known the glory of the fray?

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East, to the dawn, or west or south or north! Loose rein upon the neck of - and forth!

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Love seeks a guerdon; friendship is as God,Who gives and asks no payment.

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Nor love they least Who strike with right good will To vanquish ill And fight God's battle upward from the beast.

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