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can you help me complete these quotes pls?
Posted by: seanmccrum (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: October 23, 2003 08:03PM

Can someone help me with the following quote or perhaps tell me the authro ?

Many thanks


What is life if full of care
we have no time to stand and stare......


and secondly the next couple of lines from Shakespear's Julius Caesar:

There is an time in the affairs of man
Which taken at the flood lead on to fortune.....

Bye for now and Best regards


Re: can you help me complete these quotes pls?
Posted by: Pam Adams (134.71.192.---)
Date: October 23, 2003 08:28PM

Here's the first one.

W.H. Davies 1871-1940

Leisure

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty's glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

pam


Re: can you help me complete these quotes pls?
Posted by: -Les- (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: October 23, 2003 09:29PM

Sean, you should be able to find the end of the Julius Ceasar quote here:


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Les


Re: can you help me complete these quotes pls?
Posted by: Henry (195.8.171.---)
Date: October 24, 2003 10:30AM

W H Davies also published The Autobiography of a Supertramp.

I've missed his sheep and cows. Henry


Re: can you help me complete these quotes pls?
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: October 28, 2003 04:10PM


It's a TIDE in the affairs of men, and "the flood" is a tidal term--the opposite of "the ebb." This speach is about knowing a window of opportunity when you see it:

BRUTUS:
Our legions are brim-full, our cause is ripe:
The enemy increaseth every day;
We, at the height, are ready to decline.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.


Re: can you help me complete these quotes pls?
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15rt-az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: October 29, 2003 02:28PM


"the flood" is a tidal term--the opposite of "the ebb."

Interesting - does that imply it should be ebb and flood instead of ebb and flow?




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