Careful Words

distance (n.)

distance (v.)

distance (adj.)

Yon foaming flood seems motionless as ice;

Its dizzy turbulence eludes the eye,

Frozen by distance.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850): Address to Kilchurn Castle.

'T is distance lends enchantment to the view,

And robes the mountain in its azure hue.

Thomas Campbell (1777-1844): Pleasures of Hope. Part i. Line 7.

Sweetest melodies

Are those that are by distance made more sweet.

William Wordsworth (1770-1850): Personal Talk. Stanza 2.

In notes by distance made more sweet.

William Collins (1720-1756): The Passions. Line 60.

Love is like a landscape which doth stand

Smooth at a distance, rough at hand.

Robert Hegge: On Love.

  Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity there are a hundred that will stand adversity.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881): Heroes and Hero-Worship. The Hero as a Man of Letters.