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The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

Howard Pyle

Top 10 Best Quotes

“Will you come with me, sweet Reader? I thank you. Give me your hand.”

“He who jumps for the moon and gets it not leaps higher than he who stoops for a penny in the mud.”

“So passed the seasons then, so they pass now, and so they will pass in time to come, while we come and go like leaves of the tree that fall and are soon forgotten.”

“You who so plod amid serious things that you feel it shame to give yourself up even for a few short moments to mirth and joyousness in the land of Fancy; you who think that life hath not to do with innocent laughter that can harm no one; these pages are not for you.”

“What is done is done; and the cracked egg cannot be cured.”

“It doth make a man better,' quoth Robin Hood, 'to bear of those noble men so long ago. When one doth list to such tales, his soul doth say, 'put by thy poor little likings and seek to do likewise.' Truly, one may not do as nobly one's self, but in the striving one is better...”

“(H)ope, be it never so faint, bringeth a gleam into darkness, like a little rushlight that costeth but a groat.”

“An I must drink sour ale, I must, but never have I yielded to a man before, and that without would or mark upon my body. Nor, when I bethink me, will I yield now.”

“When the flood cometh it sweepeth away grain as well as chaff.”

“Let us e'er be merry while we may, for man is but dust, and he hath but a span to live here till the worm getteth him, as our good gossip Swanthold sayeth; so let life be merry while it lasts, say I.”

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Book Keywords:

joy-of-life, hood, life, robin, merry

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