Algernon Swinburne

1837 - 1909

A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on beginning, death, endurance, gifts, grief, heaven, hell, life, love, madness, pain, pleasure, strength, tears, and time

Before the beginning of years There came to the making of man Time with a gift of tears, Grief with a glass that ran, Pleasure with pain for leaven, Summer with flowers that fell, Remembrance fallen from heaven, And Madness risen from hell, Strength without hands to smite, Love that endures for a breath; Night, the shadow of light, And Life, the shadow of death.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Atalanta in Calydon. Chorus.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on change and truth

Change lays not her hand upon truth.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Dedication.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on despair

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Despair the twin-born of devotion.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Dolores.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on faith and fear

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Fear that makes faith may break faith.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Bothwell. Act i. Sc. .

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on fate

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For in the days we know not of Did fate begin Weaving the web of days that wove Your doom.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Faustine.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on dreams

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Forget that I remember And dream that I forget.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Rococo.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on beginning

Blossom by blossom the spring begins.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne

Ah that such sweet things should be fleet, Such fleet things sweet!

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Félise.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne

A blatant Bassarid of Boston, a rampant Maenad of Massachusetts.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on god

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Ah, yet would God this flesh of mine might be Where air might wash and long leaves cover me; Where tides of grass break into foam of flowers, Or where the wind's feet shine along the sea.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Laus Veneris.

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