Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (June 19, 1809 – August 11, 1885) was an English poet and politician.
- But on and up, where Nature’s heart
Beats strong amid the hills.
- Tragedy of the Lac de Gaube. Stanza 2.
- Great thoughts, great feelings came to them,
Like instincts, unawares.
- A man’s best things are nearest him,
Lie close about his feet.
- I wandered by the brookside,
I wandered by the mill;
I could not hear the brook flow,
The noisy wheel was still.
- The beating of my own heart
Was all the sound I heard.
- The hills of manhood wear a noble face
When seen from far;
The mist of light from which they take their grace
Hides what they are.
- Oh glory, that we wrestle
So valiantly with Time!
- Heaven was not Heaven if Phaon was not there.
- A poet’s Mistress is a hallowed thing.
- Mohammed’s truth lay in a holy Book,
Christ’s in a sacred Life.
- They who have steeped their souls in prayer
Can every anguish calmly bear.
- The Sayings of Rabia. iv.
- Lady Moon, Lady Moon, where are you roving?
Over the sea.
Lady Moon, Lady Moon, whom are you loving?
All that love me!