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B. 1828 D. 1909
Around the ancient track march'd, rank on rank, the army of unalterable law. - George Meredith 'Lucifer In Starlight'
B. 1868 D. 1963
I am the Smoke King. I am black! I am swinging in the sky, I am wringing worlds awry. - W. E. B. DuBois - 'The Song of The Smoke'
B. 1791 D. 1823
Slowly and sadly we laid him down, from the field of his fame fresh and gory; we carved not a line, and we raised not a stone - but left him alone with his glory. - Charles Wolfe, 'The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna'
B. 1819 D. 1861
'There is no God,' the wicked saith, 'and truly it's a blessing, for what he might have done with us it's better only guessing.? - Arthur Hugh Clough 'There Is No God'
B. 1552 D. 1618
But love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning; never sick, never old, never dead, from itself never turning. - Walter Ralegh 'Walsingham'
B. 1890 D. 1918
My days are but the tombs of buried hours; / Which tombs are hidden in the piled years; / But from the mounds there spring up many flowers, / Whose beauty well repays their cost of tears. Isaac Rosenberg, 'My Days'
B. 1859 D. 1936
The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.
B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
B. 1935 D. 2014
The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.