Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier

I have frequently noticed in myself a tendency to a diffuse style; a disposition to push my metaphors too far, employing a multitude of words to heighten the patness of the image, and so making of it a conceit rather than a metaphor, a fault copiously illustrated in the poetry of Cowley, Waller, Donne, and others of that ilk.More Sidney Lanier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Leap through the Mystery of death as the circus-rider leaps through the papered hoop ... find Life ambling along beneath us on the Other Side.More Sidney Lanier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.More Sidney Lanier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Out of the hills of Habersham,
Down the valleys of Hall,
I hurry amain to reach the plain;
Run the rapid and leap the fall,
Split at the rock, and together again
Accept my bed, or narrow or wide,
And flee from folly on every side
With a lover's pain to attain the plain,
Far from the hills of Habersham,
Far from the valleys of Hall.More Sidney Lanier quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.More Sidney Lanier quotes [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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