Country Life – John Dryden (Quote)

Dryden, by John Michael Wright, 1668

How blessed is he, who leads a Country Life,
Unvex’d with anxious Cares, and void of Strife!
Who studying Peace, and shunning Civil Rage,
Enjoy’d his Youth, and now enjoys his Age.

John Dryden (1631-1700)

MY life closed twice before its close — Emily Dickinson (Poetry Quote)

MY life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,

So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.

Emily Dickinson (1830–86)

Horse Shoe Shaped Life Ring at Mort Bay in Sydney

Horse Shoe Shaped Life Ring at Mort Bay in Sydney Australia

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