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quotation: “I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on,…” Thomas Hardy


I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on, projecting trait and trace through time to times anon, and leaping from place to place over oblivion.

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quotation: “To some men of early performance it is useless. …” Thomas Hardy


Thomas Hardy

To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

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today’s birthday: Thomas Hardy (1840)


Thomas Hardy (1840)

A novelist and poet, Hardy was one of the 19th century’s great English writers. Though he started out writing poetry and regarded the novel as an inferior genre, his first published works were novels, and it was through them that he gained fame as a writer. Tess of the D’Urbervilles (1891) and Jude the Obscure (1895) are considered his masterpieces. At the height of his success, Hardy gave up writing novels and began publishing poetry. What compelled him to finally make the change? More… Discuss
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The Man He Killed by Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

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QUOTATION: Thomas Hardy


Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.

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QUOTATION: Thomas Hardy


A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

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Today’s Birthday: SIR HENRY MAXIMILIAN BEERBOHM (1872)


Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm (1872)

A charming, witty, and elegant English caricaturist and writer, Beerbohm used his pen to parody whatever was pretentious, affected, or absurd in his famous and fashionable contemporaries. His works include A Christmas Garland, a collection of parodies on such authors as Joseph Conrad and Thomas Hardy; Zuleika Dobson, an amusing satire on Oxford and his only novel; and Caricatures of Twenty-five Gentlemen, his first book of drawings. Who dubbed him “the incomparable Max“?More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) on Scarring of Disappointment


The sudden disappointment of a hope leaves a scar which the ultimate fulfillment of that hope never entirely removes.

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Quotation: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) on war and peace, and war on peace


My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.

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