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God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Sang in tones of deep emotion Songs of love and songs of longing. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Let me make the superstitions of a nation and I care not who makes its laws or its songs either. (Following the Equator, 1897) - Mark Twain


Nightingales are put in cages because their songs give pleasure. Whoever heard of keeping a crow? - Jalal-Uddin Rumi


It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page. - Joan Baez


Listen to that song, and learn it! Half my kingdom would I give, As I live, If by such songs you would earn it. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Eye hath not seen it, my gentle boy! Ear hath not heard its deep songs of joy; Dreams cannot picture a world so fair, Sorrow and death may not enter there; Time doth not breathe on its fadeless bloom, For beyond the clouds, and beyond the tomb, It is there, it is there, my child! - Felicia Dorothea Hemans


I don't know where my songs come from. If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane. - Judy Collins


Ovid's a rake, as half his verses show him, Anacreon's morals are a still worse sample, Catullus scarcely has a decent poem, I don't think Sappho's Ode a good example, Although Longinus tells us there is no hymn Where the sublime soars forth on wings more ample; But Virgil's songs are pure, except that horrid one Being with 'Formosum Pastor Corydon.' - Lord Byron