George Meredith quotes

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Cynicism is intellectual dandyism without the coxcomb's feathers.
As the clouds the clouds chase;
And we go,
And we drop like the fruits of the tree,
Even we,
Even so.
Not a breath of wild air;
Still as the mosses that glow
On the flooring and over the lines
The pine-tree drops its dead;
They are quiet, as under the sea.
Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting:
So were it with me if forgetting could be willed.
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She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer,
Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!
Could I find a place to be alone with heaven,
I would speak my heart out heaven is my need.
Love that so desires would fain keep her changeless;
Fain would fling the net, and fain have her free.
On a starred night Prince Lucifer uprose,
Tired of his dark dominion, swung the fiend
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Not till the fire is dying in the grate,
Look we for any kinship with the stars.
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