Thomas Hardy 2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928

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And yet to every bad there is a worse.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. The Woodlanders, ch. 34 (1887).
And ghosts then keep their distance; and I know some liberty.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Wessex Heights (l. 32). . . The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Bathsheba, in Far from the Madding Crowd, ch. 51 (1874).

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Watching Ken Burns: the Civil War, on Netflix, a Thomas Hardy poem about 2 enemy soldiers who under different circumstances could have shared a drink, was referenced. I would like to know the name of the poem.
Could you possibly do anything worse to brilliant poetry than have it read by this hideous transatlantic robotic voice? No wonder people don't think they like poetry. Pay an actor to do it properly or don't have a sound clip at all.
'Ah, I was wondering what would break first: your spirit, or your body! '-Thomas Hardy.Bane
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