Thomas Hood quotes

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A certain portion of the human race
Has certainly a taste for being diddled.
The best of friends fall out, and so
His teeth had done some years ago.
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn
Stand shadowless like Silence, listening
To silence,
Ben Battle was a soldier bold,
And used to war's alarms;
...
O, Nelly Gray! O, Nelly Gray!
Is this your love so warm?
The love that loves a scarlet coat
Should be more uniform!
And then in the fulness of joy and hope,
Seemed washing his hands with invisible soap,
In imperceptible water.
I remember, I remember,
The house where I was born,
The little window where the sun
Came peeping in at morn.
I remember, I remember
The fir trees dark and high;
...
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds--November!
But who would rush at a benighted man,
And give him two black eyes for being blind?
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