Celia Thaxter Quotes (8 quotes)
“The summer day was spoiled with fitful storm;
At night the wind died and the soft rain dropped;
With lulling murmur, and the air was warm,
And all the tumult and the trouble stopped.”
The Nestling Swallows, in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 20.
“What though our eyes with tears be wet?
The sunrise never failed us yet. The blush of dawn may yet restore
Our light and hope and joy once more.
Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget
That sunrise never failed us yet!”
The Sunrise Never Failed Us Yet in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 64.
Already in Drift-Weed (1878), p. 103.
“Across the narrow beach we flit,
One little sand-piper and I;
And fast I gather, bit by bit.
The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry.”
The Sand-piper (1862).
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsCelia Thaxter
Born: June 29, 1835
Died: August 25, 1894 (aged 59)
Bio: Celia Laighton Thaxter was an American writer of poetry and stories. She was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.