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The loves and hours of the life of a man,
They are swift and sad, being born of the sea.
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And a bird overhead sang Follow,
And a bird to the right sang Here;
And the arch of the leaves was hollow,
And the meaning of May was clear.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

O brother, the gods were good to you.
Sleep, and be glad while the world
endures.
Be well content as the years wear
through;
Give thanks for life, and the loves and
lures;
Give thanks for life, O brother, and
death,
For the sweet last sound of her feet, her
breath,
For gifts she gave you, gracious and
few,Tears and kisses, that lady of yours.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Out of Dindymus heavily laden Her lions draw bound and unfed A mother, a mortal, a maiden, A queen over death and the dead. She is cold, and her habit is lowly, Her temple of branches and sods; Most fruitful and virginal, holy, A mother of gods. She hath wasted with fire thine high places, She hath hidden and marred and made sad The fair limbs of the Loves, the fair faces Of gods that were goodly and glad. She slays, and her hands are not bloody; She moves as a moon in the wane, White-robed, and thy raiment is ruddy, Our Lady of Pain.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

In fierce March weather White waves break tether, And whirled together At either hand, Like weeds uplifted, The tree-trunks rifted In spars are drifted, Like foam or sand.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

The sweetest flowers in all the world- A baby's hands.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Who knows but on their sleep may rise Such light as never heaven let through To lighten earth from Paradise?

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

My loss may shine yet goodlier than your gain When Time and God give judgment.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Though one were fair as roses His beauty clouds and closes.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

No blast of air or fire of sun Puts out the light whereby we run With girdled loins our lamplit race, And each from each takes heart of grace And spirit till his turn be done.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

In hawthorn-time the heart grows light.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Time stoops to no man's lure.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Change lays her hand not upon the truth.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

The loves and hours of the life of a man,
They are swift and sad, being born of the sea.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

Love laid his sleepless head
On a thorny rose bed:
And his eyes with tears were red,
And pale his lips as the dead.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

The highest spiritual quality, the noblest property of mind a man can have, is this of loyalty ... a man with no loyalty in him, with no sense of love or reverence or devotion due to something outside and above his poor daily life, with its pains and pleasures, profits and losses, is as evil a case as man can be.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

I remember the way we parted, The day and the way we met; You hoped we were both broken-hearted And knew we should both forget.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

There grows No herb of help to heal a coward heart.

— Algernon Charles Swinburne

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