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Thomas Hardy was a British novelist, short story writer, and poet of the Naturalist movement. Hardy was born in Dorsetshire, with whose scenery he has made his readers familiar; bred an architect; first earned popularity in 1874 by his "Far from the Madding Crowd," which was followed by, among others, "The Return of the Native," "The Woodlanders," and "Tess of the D'Urbervilles," the last in 1892, books which require to be read in order to appreciate the genius of the author; b. 1840.


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Quote Left Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king. Quote Right
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Quote Left If way to the better there be, it exacts a full look at the worst. Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Come hither, Son,' I heard Death say; 'I did not will a grave Should end thy pilgrimage today, But I, too, am a slave!' Quote Right
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Quote Left Loving is misery for women always. I shall never forgive God for making me a woman and dearly am I beginning to pay for the honour of owning a pretty face. Quote Right
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Quote Left Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play. Quote Right
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