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The rudiment of verse may, possibly, be found in the spondee.

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There are few cases in which mere popularity should be considered a proper test of merit; but the case of song-writing is, I think, one of the few.

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A strong argument for the religion of Christ is this - that offences against Charity are about the only ones which men on their death-beds can be made - not to understand - but to feel - as crime.

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It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.

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I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

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