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A calmer time has come for me; fifty blandishments cannot move me like 10 notes of a violin or a line of Keats.
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A dream of fair women... if not for such gentle ladies, what on earth is the Fighting about?
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A gentle girl of 5, fast sinking under Consumption, is going to a hospital and may be beyond the reach of doctors.
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A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
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A pompous old Rajah of an Examiner came glaring at us from over a barred gate on the staircase.
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A poor youth, by his clothes; yet a rich one by his hands.
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After all my years of playing soldiers, and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East, to see fighting, and to serve.
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All a poet can do today is warn.
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All a poet can do today is warn. That is why the truest poets must be truthful.
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All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want.
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All theological lore is becoming distasteful to me.
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Am I for or against upheaval? I know not; I am not happy in these thoughts.
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Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
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An imposing Funeral Service was being held in an old Church. The gloom, the incense, the draperies, she shine of many candles were what I had never seen or heard before.
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An Oxford man of a very decided and one-sided religious belief who held his pedigree very proudly indeed sat beside me.
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Be bullied, be outraged, by killed, but do not kill.
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Bodies... melted down to pay for political statues.
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Do you know what would hold me together on a battlefield? The sense that I was perpetuating the language in which Keats and the rest of them wrote!
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Extravagant am I not? I have never been able to buy anything like this before; now that I can, I will, but only the best. Our gentle spoils of War.
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Flying is the only active profession I would ever continue with enthusiasm after the War.
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I am furious with chagrin to think that the minds which were to have excelled the civilization of ten thousand years, are being annihilated.
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I am only conscious of any satisfaction in Scientific Reading or thinking when it rounds off into a poetical generality and vagueness.
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I am terrified of Fritz, the hideous, whom I do not hate.
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I do not enjoy the long hours spent doing absolutely nothing in the study nearly every night.
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I don't ask myself, Is the life congenial to me? but, Am I fitted for,am I called to, the Ministry?
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I feel my own life all the more precious and more dear in the presence of this deflowering of Europe.
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I find purer philosophy in a Poem than in a Conclusion of Geometry, a chemical analysis, or a physical law.
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I gave the Company a Lecture on Marches.
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I have handed over the command of our own part of 120 to a fellow officer. I'm far too important for these petty administrations!
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I led the Company out, by the stars, through an air mysterious with faint gas.
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I was a boy when I first realized that the fullest life liveable was a Poet's.
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I would have thought myself in the Black Hole of Calcutta, as there were a fair sprinkling of black faces among us.
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I, who look French, had to get a permit to remain here.
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If I have got to be a soldier, I must be a good one, anything else is unthinkable.
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If Mother and Father would only help me, I might be editor of that newspaper-a London paper-but I must have help and I just can't get it.
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In the morning, I am as dull as I used to be, say at 11 o'clock.
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It is a great life. I am more oblivious than yourself.
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It is my wish to get into a college. As to whether I mean to be a clergyman is a different matter.
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It is positively painful for me not to hear speech; worse than the case of a deaf man at a Shakespeare play.
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It seems the time is ripe to wrench myself from home.
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Life in Bordeaux could not have been more solidly bourgeois.
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My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity.
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My very slight medical knowledge is of some use-not perhaps to the patients but rather to myself in willing a way into the homes.
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Never fear: Thank Home, and Poetry, and the Force behind both.
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Now I must stop, my hands are beginning to shake.
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Numbers of the old people cannot read. Those who can seldom do.
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Our training is becoming intensive. I found Liverpool St. in complete darkness. We were corked down in those subways for close on three hours.
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Perhaps it is a good thing that the misty drifts of Devonshire rain renewed themselves almost the whole day.
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Scores of them have passed their whole lives in the same stone box with a straw lid, which they call their cottage. They are numbed to all interests beyond it.
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She is elegant rather than belle.
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The English say, Yours Truly, and mean it. The Italians say, I kiss your feet, and mean, I kick your head.
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The isolation from any whose interests are the same as mine, the constant, inevitable mixing with persons whose influence will tend in the opposite direction-this is a serious drawback.
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The lives of men who produced such marvelous verses could not be otherwise than lovely.
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The melancholy of a bass voice, now mourning alone, now in company with other voices or with music, was altogether fine; as fine as a bird or poem.
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The time I am at Book and Pen seems to be growing smaller and smaller.
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The Vicar reads to us about the Irish Revival of 1859. Instead of family prayers, we have a private prayer meeting every evening.
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The war effects me less than it ought. I can do no service to anybody by agitating for news or making dole over the slaughter.
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There is a fine heroic feeling about being in France, and I am in perfect spirits.
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There is no immediate reason to learn French, for the countess has not yet crossed my path.
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Those who have no hope pass their old age shrouded with an inward gloom.
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Those who have within them the Hope of a Future World are content, and their old faces are bright withe the white radiance of eternity.
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To lay down our lives for another... the highest moral act possible.
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War broke. And now the winter of the world with perishing great darkness closes in.
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We four bachelors had afternoon tea in the drawing room.
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What frets me is that I ever let myself away from home.
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When I begin to eliminate from the list all those professions which are impossible from a financial point of view and then those which I feel disinclined to-it leaves nothing.
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When I want something to complain about, I hear the carters getting up at 4, and having no holiday from year to year.
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Women were weeping all about; work was suspended. Nearly all the men have already departed for war.
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You do not realize how irresistibly Convention, French Convention, operates on the conscience.
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