John Stuart Blackie

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John Stuart Blackie FRSE (28 July 18092 March 1895) was a Scottish scholar and man of letters.

Quotes[edit]

  • Rocking on a lazy billow
    With roaming eyes,
    Cushioned on a dreamy pillow,
    Thou art now wise.
    Wake the power within thee slumbering,
    Trim the plot that's in thy keeping,
    Thou wilt bless the task when reaping
    Sweet labour's prize.
    • Address to the Edinburgh Students. Quoted by Lord Iddlesleigh, Desultory Reading; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 756.
  • Order is the law of all intelligible existence.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 440.
  • Converse with men makes sharp the glittering wit,
    But God to man doth speak in solitude.
    • Sonnet, Highland Solitude; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 729.

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