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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 Time changes everything except something within us which is always surprised by change. Quote Right
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Quote Left And so, standing before the aforesaid officiator, the two swore that at every other time of their lives till death took them, they would assur... Quote Right
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Quote Left Let me enjoy the earth no less because the all-enacting light that fashioned forth its loveliness had other aims than my delight. Quote Right
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Quote Left Had he and I but met By some old ancient inn, We should have sat us down to wet Right many a nipperkin! But ranged as infantry, And staring face to face, I shot at him as he at me, And killed him in his place. I shot him dead because-- Because he was my foe, Just so: my foe of course he was; That's clear enough; although He thought he Quote Right
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Quote Left 'Justice' was done, and the President of the Immortals, in Æschylean phrase, had ended his sport with Tess. And the d'Urberville knights and ... Quote Right
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