Famous Last Words #9

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words is a new monthly feature here in Land of 1000 Wonders. I wanted to find a new way to share some fabulous quotations from reads old and new. The inspiration for this feature came from the character Pudge in John Green’s Looking for Alaska.


Dragonfly in Amber 2

I love the Outlander series. I even talked about why I love the series so much in this post.

I discovered last year that this quote – one of my favorites – is actually from a poem that Diana Gabaldon quoted in the book. The poem, Out of Catullus, written by Richard Crashaw, is below in its entirety. I like the excerpt better than the entire piece.

 

Out of Catullus

by Richard Crashaw

Come and let us live my Deare,
Let us love and never feare,
What the sowrest Fathers say:
Brightest Sol that dies to day
Lives againe as blithe to morrow,
But if we darke sons of sorrow
Set; o then, how long a Night
Shuts the Eyes of our short light!
Then let amorous kisses dwell
On our lips, begin and tell
A Thousand, and a Hundred, score
An Hundred, and a Thousand more,
Till another Thousand smother
That, and that wipe of another.
Thus at last when we have numbred
Many a Thousand, many a Hundred;
Wee’l confound the reckoning quite,
And lose our selves in wild delight:
While our joyes so multiply,
As shall mocke the envious eye.

 

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