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Coventry Patmore

Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July 1823 – 26 November 1896) was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.

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Ah, whither shall a maiden flee, When a bold youth so swift pursues, And siege of tenderest courtesy ...

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Nearly all of our disasters come from a few fools having the courage of their convictions.

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To one who waits, all things reveal themselves so long as you have the courage not to deny in the da ...

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The modern Agnostic improves upon the ancient by adding "I don't care" to "I don't know.

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If we may credit certain hints contained in the lives of the saints, love raises the spirit above th ...

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I drew my bride, beneath the moon,Across my threshold; happy hour!But, ah, the walk that afternoonWe ...

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The midge's wing beats to and fro A thousand times ere one can utter O.

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“The more wild and incredible your desire, the more willing and prompt God is in fulfilling it, if ...

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“For want of me the world's course will not fail:When all its work is done, the lie shall rot;The ...

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“To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in ...

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All reasoning ends in an appeal to self-evidence.

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The ardour chills us which we do not share.

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Uncommon things must be said in common words.

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Those who know God know that it is quite a mistake to suppose that there are only five senses.

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Ask abundantly, for the measure of your asking shall be that of your receiving.

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