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English Scholar and Poet, 1859-1936
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out... Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Clay lies still, but blood's a rover; / Breath's a ware that will not keep. / Up, lad; when the journey's over / There'll be time enough for sleep.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“White in the moon the long road lies.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Here dead lie we because we did not choose to live and shame the land from which we sprung. Life, to be sure, is nothing much to lose; but young men think it is, and we were young.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“About the woodlands I will go / To see the cherry hung with snow.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The fairies break their dances / And leave the printed lawn.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Great literature should do some good to the reader: must quicken his perception though dull, and sharpen his discrimination though blunt, and mellow the rawness of his personal opinions.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“And silence sounds no worse than cheers / After death has stopped the ears.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / Is hung with bloom along the bough.”

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