Thomas Hood was a British humorist and poet. His son, Tom Hood, became a well known playwright and editor.
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“Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by going farther.”
“With fingers weary and worn, / With eyelids heavy and red, / A woman sat in unwomanly rags, / Plying her needle and thread - / Stitch! stitch! stitch!”
“It was not in the winter / Our loving lot was cast! / It was the time of roses, / We plucked them as we passed!”
“Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - He paints in nature and describes in rime”
“A certain portion of the human race has certainly a taste for being diddled.”
“There is even a happiness - That makes the heart afraid”
“There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, Novelty, novelty, novelty”
“"Lives" of great men oft remind us as we o'er their pages turn, That we too may leave behind us - Letters that we ought to burn”
“The best of friends fall out, and so his teeth had done some years ago”
“One more Unfortunate, / Weary of breath, / Rashly importunate, / Gone to her death. Take her up tenderly, / Lift her with care; / Fashioned so slenderly, / Young, and so fair!”
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