Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

British politician and poet
Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton

Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton (June 19, 1809August 11, 1885) was an English poet and politician.

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  • 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.
    • The Men of Old.
  • A man’s best things are nearest him,
    Lie close about his feet.
    • The Men of Old.
  • I wandered by the brookside,
    I wandered by the mill;
    I could not hear the brook flow,
    The noisy wheel was still.
    • The Brookside.
  • The beating of my own heart
    Was all the sound I heard.
    • The Brookside.
  • 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.
    • Carpe Diem.
  • Oh glory, that we wrestle
    So valiantly with Time!
    • The Eld.
  • Heaven was not Heaven if Phaon was not there.
    • A Dream of Sappho.
  • A poet’s Mistress is a hallowed thing.
    • Tempe.
  • Mohammed’s truth lay in a holy Book,
    Christ’s in a sacred Life.
    • Mohammedanism.
  • 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!
    • A Child’s Song.

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