Paul Gerhardt Quote
“Oh! make me Thine forever;
And should I fainting be,
Lord! let me never, never,
Outlive my love to Thee!”
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 400.
“When they see us coming, the birdies all try an' hide,
But they still go for peanuts when coated with cyanide.
My pulse will be quickenin',
With each drop of strych-a-nine,
We feed to a pigeon
it just takes a smidgen
To poison a pigeon in the park.”
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park - An Evening (Wasted) With Tom Lehrer (1959)
Becoming Light: Poems New and Selected (1991)
“What are little boys made of? Snips and snails and puppy-dog tails, And such are little boys made of.”
What All the World Is Made Of (ca. 1820)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPaul Gerhardt
Born: March 12, 1607
Died: May 27, 1676 (aged 69)
Bio: Paul Gerhardt was a German hymn writer.
Quote of the day
“...we no longer have intellectually satisfying arrangements in our educational system, in our arts, humanities or anything else; instead we have slogans and ideologies. An ideology is a religious or emotional expression; it is not an intellectual expression.”