Walter Savage Landor

(30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864 / Warwick)

Walter Savage Landor Quotes

  • ''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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Child Of A Day

Child of a day, thou knowest not
The tears that overflow thy urn,
The gushing eyes that read thy lot,
Nor, if thou knewest, couldst return!

And why the wish! the pure and blest
Watch like thy mother o'er thy sleep.
O peaceful night! O envied rest!
Thou wilt not ever see her weep.

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