Three things there be in man's opinion dear,
Fame, many friends, and fortune's dignities:
False visions all, which in our sense appear,
To sanctify desire's idolatry.
Continue reading Caelica (l. 43
Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (1863-1944). The Oxford Book of Ballads. 1910.
104. I Saw Three Ships
AS I sat under a sycamore tree,
Continue reading I saw three ships
The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so!
To my own Gods I go.
It may be they shall give me greater ease
Than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities. Continue reading Plain Tales from the Hills – Rudyard Kipling
The three practical rules, then, which I have to offer, are, Continue reading
set forth three children under the moon,
three cherubs drawn by Michelangelo,
done this with her legs spread out
in the terrible months in the chapel. Continue reading For My Lover, Returning to His Wife (l. 19
The time of universal peace is near.
Prove this a prosp'rous day, the three-nooked world
Shall bear the olive freely. Continue reading Caesar, in Antony and Cleopatra, act 4, sc. 6, l. 4-6.
Three forms I see on stretchers lying, brought out there untended lying,
Over each the blanket spread, ample brownish woolen blanket,
Gray and heavy blanket, folding, covering all. Continue reading A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim (l. 4
Three poets, in three distant ages born,
Greece, Italy, and England did adorn.
The first in loftiness of thought surpassed,
The next in majesty, in both the last:
The force of Nature could no farther go;
To make a third she joined the former two.
Continue reading John Dryden (1631
QUOTATION: Three words that still have meaning, that I think we can apply to all professional writing, are discovery, originality, invention. Continue reading The Writer As Technician
QUOTATION: Rearing three children is like growing a cactus, a gardenia, and a tubful of impatiens. Continue reading On Being Fair
QUOTATION: Three-year-olds see the world in black-and-white terms… Continue reading Parent and Child