George Meredith Quotes

In tragic life, God wot, No villain need be! Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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By this he knew she wept with waking eyes:
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul When hot for certainties in this our life!
George Meredith (1828-1909), British author. Modern Love, Sonnet 50 (1862).
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Passions spin the plot: We are betrayed by what is false within.
George Meredith (1828-1909), British author. Modern Love, Sonnet 43 (1862).
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Mark where the pressing wind shoots javelin-like Its skeleton shadow on the broad-backed wave! Here is a fitting spot to dig Love's grave;
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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That rarest gift To Beauty, Common Sense!
George Meredith (1828-1909), British author. Modern Love, sonnet 32 (1862).
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Love that had robbed us of immortal things, This little moment mercifully gave, Where I have seen across the twilight wave The swan sail with her young beneath her wings.
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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She keeps The Topic over intellectual deeps In buoyancy afloat. They see no ghost. With sparkling surface-eyes we ply the ball: It is in truth a most contagious game: Hiding the Skeleton, shall be its name.
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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What are we first? First, animals; and next Intelligences at a leap; on whom Pale lies the distant shadow of the tomb,
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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Swift doth young Love flee, And we stand wakened, shivering from our dream.
George Meredith (1828-1909), British poet. Modern Love. . . The Poems of George Meredith. Vol. 1. Phyllis B. Bartlett (1978) Yale University Press 1.
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