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10 Famous Quotes by Algernon Charles Swinburne

No blast of air or fire of sun Puts out the light whereby we run With girdled loins our lamplit race, And each from each takes heart of grace And spirit till his turn be done.

Companionship Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Songs Before Sunrise

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This I ever held worse that all certitude, To know not what the worst ahead might be.

Uncertainty Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Marino Faliero (act V)

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Sark, fairer than aught in the world that the lit skies cover, Laughs inly behind her cliffs, and the seafarers mark As a shrine where the sunlight serves, though the blown clouds hover, Sark.

Islands Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Insularum Ocelle

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Prince, give praise to our French ladies For the sweet sound their speaking carries; 'Twixt Rome and Cadiz many a maid is, But no good girl's lip out of Paris. - Algernon Charles Swinburne,

Paris Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Translation from Villon--Ballad of the Women of Paris

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Between the two seas the sea-bird's wing makes halt, Wind-weary; while with lifting head he waits For breath to reinspire him from the gates That open still toward sunrise on the vault High-domed of morning. - Algernon Charles Swinburne,

Sea birds Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Songs of the Spring Tides--Introductory lines to Birthday Ode to Victor Hugo

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Thou hast conquered, O pale Galilean; The world has grown gray from thy breath; We have drunken from things Lethean, And fed on the fullness of death.

Christ Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Hymn to Proserpine

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In fierce March weather White waves break tether, And whirled together At either hand, Like weeds uplifted, The tree-trunks rifted In spars are drifted, Like foam or sand.

March Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Four Songs of Four Seasons (st. 11)

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Heart's ease of pansy, pleasure or thought, Which would the picture give us of these? Surely the heart that conceived it sought Heart's ease.

Pansies Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: A Flower Piece by Fanten

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From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives forever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Thankfulness Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Garden of Prosperine

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Love lies bleeding in the bed whereover Roses lean with smiling mouths or pleading: Earth lies laughing where the sun's dart clove her: Love lies bleeding.

Love lies bleeding Quotes, by Algernon Charles Swinburne , Source: Love Lies Bleeding

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