Henry Austin Dobson

(18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921 / Plymouth)


  • ''Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
    Alas, Time stays, we go.''
    Henry Austin Dobson (1840-1921), British poet, author. "The Paradox of Time," st. 1, Proverbs in Porcelain (1877).
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Just for a space I met her –
Just for a day in the train!
It began when she feared it would wet her,
That tiniest spurtle of rain:
So we tucked a great rug in the sashes,
And carefully padded the pane;
And I sorrow in sackcloth and ashes,
Longing to do it again!

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