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George Meredith
(1828-1909) born on
Feb 12
English novelist, poet. His novels are noted for their wit, brilliant dialogue, and aphoristic quality of language; "The Ordeal of Richard Fevrel," 1859.
Not till the fire is dying in the grate,
Look we for any kinship with the stars.
Oh, wisdom never comes when it is gold,
And the great price we paid for it full worth:
We have it only when we are half earth.
Little avails that coinage to the old!

Ah, what a dusty answer gets the soul
When hot for certainties in this our life!
Sentimentalists are they who seek to enjoy without incurring the Immense Debtorship for a thing done.
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
Much benevolence of the passive order may be traced to a disinclination to inflict pain upon oneself.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Modern Love," sonnet 4, 1862.
R: "Modern Love," Sonnet 50, 1862.
A: Sir Austin Feverel, quoting the "Pilgrim's Scrip," in "The Ordeal of Richard Feverel," ch. 24, "Of the Spring Primrose and the Autumnal," 1859.
N: Mrs. Berry, in "The Ordeal of Richard Feverel," ch. 28, 1859.
K: "Vittoria," Ch. 42.

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