Quotation by Thomas Hardy

An aged thrush, frail, gaunt, and small,
In blast-beruffled plume,
Had chosen thus to fling his soul
Upon the growing gloom.
Thomas Hardy (1840–1928), British novelist, poet. The Darkling Thrush (l. 21–24). . .

The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy. James Gibson, ed. (1978) Macmillan.
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