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Alice Meynell
(1847-1922) born on
Sep 22
English poet, essayist. Her prose essays were collected in "Colour of Life," 1896; befriended poet Francis Thompson.
         
   
F
Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen once, abides entire in the memory with all its own accidents, its habits, its breath, its name.

R
Happiness is not a matter of events; it depends upon the tides of the mind.
A
I come from nothing: but from where
come the undying thoughts I bear?
N
Recurrence is sure. What the mind suffered last week, or last year, it does not suffer now; but it will suffer again next week or next year.
K
The sense of humor has other things to do than to make itself conspicuous in the act of laughter.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Essays," "The Spirit of Place," 1914.
R: "Prose and Poetry," 1947.
A: "The Modern Poet, or a Song of Derivation."
N: "Prose and Poetry," 1947.
K: "Laughter."
   


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