Famous Writers, Famous Works, Famous Words

Author

Dates

Famous Work

Quotation

 

1340-1400

 

Whan that Aprill with his shoures soote
The droghte of March hath perced to the roote.

 

1564-1616

 

Alas, poor Yorick, I knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy

 

1572-1631

 

Twice or thrice had I loved thee,
Before I knew they face or name.
So in a voice, so in a shapeless flame,
Angels affect us oft, and worshipped be.

 

1608-1674

 

Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav'n.

 

1628-1688

 

As I walk'd through the wilderness of this world.

 

1757-1827

 

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

 

1759-1796

 

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?

 

1770-1850

 

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils.

 

1772-1834

 

Water, water, every where.
Not any a drop to drink.

 

1775-1817

 

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

 

1792-1822

 

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert

 

1795-1821

 

Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
Thou foster-child of silence and slow time.

 

1812-1870

 

"God bless us every one!" said Tiny Tim.

 

1816-1855

 

Reader, I married him.

 

1832-1889

 

"Will you walk a little faster?" said a whiting to a snail,
"There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail."

 

1850-1894

 

Fifteen men on the dead man's chest
Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!

 

1865-1936

 

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And which is more you'll be a Man, my son!

 

1854-1900

 

I can resist everything, except temptation.

 

1882-1956

 

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.

 

1888-1965

 

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table.

 
Complete the table with these names and titles:

Famous Writers

Shakespeare, William Carroll, Lewis Blake, William Wordsworth, William Coleridge, Samuel Taylor Austen, Jane Shelley, Percy Bysshe Brontë, Charlotte Chaucer, Geoffrey Stevenson, Robert Louis Burns, Robert Kipling, Rudyard Wilde, Oscar Keats, John Dickens, Charles Donne, John Milton, John Bunyan, John Milne, A.A. Eliot, T.S.

Famous Works

If Ozymandias Alice's Adventures in Wonderland Treasure Island Lady Windermere's Fan Ode on a Grecian Urn The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock The Canterbury Tales Songs of Experience Hamlet Air and Angels Paradise Lost Auld Lang Syne Poems of the Imagination Winnie-the-Pooh The Ancient Mariner Pride and Prejudice Pilgrim's Progress A Christmas Carol Jane Eyre

© Nigel J. Ross, 2002


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