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Robert Southey

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Comprehensive information about Robert Southey including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Robert Southey was an English Romantic poet. One of the "Lake Poets"; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1813–1843. This educational Robert Southey resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion. Quote Right
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Quote Left Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their mind but to wise men, whereby to conceal it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. Quote Right
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Quote Left If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Quote Right
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Quote Left No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth Quote Right
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