Thomas Hood — English Poet born on May 23, 1799, died on May 03, 1845

Thomas Hood was an English poet, author and humourist, best known for poems such as "The Bridge of Sighs" and "The Song of the Shirt". Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. Hood, never robust, lapsed into invalidism by the age of 41 and died at the age of 45. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. Hood was the father of playwright and humourist Tom Hood... (wikipedia)

I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
To attempt to advise conceited people is like whistling against the wind.
There are three things which the public will always clamor for, sooner or later: namely, novelty, novelty, novelty.
Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!
There is even a happiness - that makes the heart afraid.