John Masefield Quotes

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine. Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus, Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores, With a cargo of diamonds, Emeralds, amythysts, Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold […]

His face was filled with broken commandments.

And he who gives a child a treat, Makes joy-bells ring in Heaven’s street; And he who gives a child a home, Builds palaces in Kingdom come.