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Walter Savage Landor

(30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864 / Warwick)

Quotations

  • ''Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.''
    Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British author. Imaginary Conversations, "Archdeacon Hare and Walter Landor," The Last Fruit of an Old Tree (1853).
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  • ''Every sect is a moral check on its neighbour. Competition is as wholesome in religion as in commerce.''
    Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), British author. "Martin and Jack," Imaginary Conversations (1824-1829).

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On Catullus

Tell me not what too well I know
About the bard of Sirmio.
Yes, in Thalia’s son
Such stains there are—as when a Grace
Sprinkles another’s laughing face
With nectar, and runs on.

[Hata Bildir]