Algernon Swinburne

1837 - 1909

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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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on day and work

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And lo, between the sundawn and the sun His day's work and his night's work are undone: And lo, between the nightfall and the light, He is not, and none knoweth of such an one.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Laus Veneris.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on kiss

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And the best and the worst of this is That neither is most to blame, If you have forgotten my kisses And I have forgotten your name.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: An Interlude.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on charity, falsehood, morality, religion, and virtue

To wipe off the froth of falsehood from the foaming lips of inebriated virtue, when fresh from the sexless orgies of morality and reeling from the delirious riot of religion, may doubtless be a charitable office.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Under the Microscope.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on motherhood

When the hounds of Spring are on winter's traces, The mother of months in meadow or plain Fills the shadows and windy places With lisp of leaves and ripple of rain.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on angels, babies, heaven, and kiss

A baby's feet, like sea-shells pink Might tempt, should heaven see meet, An angel's lips to kiss, we think, A baby's feet.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Etude réalistique.

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on cowardice and heart

There grows No herb of help to heal a coward heart.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Bothwell.Act ii. Sc. .

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