Algernon Swinburne

1837 - 1909

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 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 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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