Quotations From THOMAS HARDY

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  • 21.
    Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.
    Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. The Hand of Ethelberta, ch. 26 (1876).
  • 22.
    Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
    Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Faith, in The Hand of Ethelberta, ch. 2 (1875).
  • 23.
    A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
    Thomas Hardy (1840-1928), British novelist, poet. Far from the Madding Crowd, ch. 18 (1874).

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