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Quotation by A.C. Swinburne
His speech is a burning fire; With his lips he travaileth; In his heart is a blind desire, In his eyes foreknowledge of death: He weaves, and is clothed with derision; Sows, and he shall not reap; His life is a watch or a vision Between a sleep and a sleep.
A.C. (Algernon Charles) Swinburne (1837–1909), British poet, critic. Atalanta in Calydon (l. 39–46). . .
Norton Anthology of Poetry, The. Alexander W. Allison and others, eds. (3d ed., 1983) W. W. Norton & Company.
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