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Robert Southey

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Robert Southey was an English Romantic poet. One of the "Lake Poets"; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1813–1843.


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Quote Left A good inclination is but the first rude draught of virtue, but the finishing strokes are from the will, which, if well disposed, will by degrees perfect it, as if all disposed will quickly deface it. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you would be pungent, be brief for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams - the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn. Quote Right
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Quote Left Were there but one virtuous man in the world, he would hold up his head with confidence and honor; he would shame the world, and not the world him. Quote Right
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Quote Left Would you who judge of the lawfulness or unlawfulness of pleasure, take this rule; whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish of spiritual things; in short; whatever increases the strength and authority of your body over your mind, that is sin to you; however innocent it may be in itself. Quote Right
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