Algernon Swinburne

1837 - 1909

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

Thou has conquered, O pale Galilean.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on judgment

Though our works Find righteous or unrighteous judgment, this At least is ours, to make them righteous.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Marini Faliero. Act iii. Sc. .

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on friendship and poets

There was a poor poet named Clough, Whom his friends all united to puff, But the public, though dull, Had not such a skull As belonged to believers in Clough.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Essays and Studies

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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on earth, heaven, paradise, and sleep

Who knows but on their sleep may rise Such light as never heaven let through To lighten earth from Paradise?

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: A Baby’s Death.

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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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A Quote by Algernon Charles Swinburne on desires

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The delight that consumes the desire, The desire that outruns the delight.

Algernon Swinburne (1837 - 1909)

Source: Dolores

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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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