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Austin Dobson
(1840-1921) born on
Jan 18
English poet, critic, biographer. His love and knowledge of the 18th century lent a graceful elegance to his poetry and inspired his critical studies.
         
   
F
Time goes, you say? Ah, no!
Alas, Time stays, we go.

R
For I respectfully decline
To dignify the Serpentine,
And make hors-d' uvres for fishes.
A
And I wove the thing to a random rhyme,
For the Rose is Beauty, the Gardener, Time.
N
I intended an Ode,
And it turned to a Sonnet.
K
All passes. Art alone
Enduring stays to us;
The bust outlasts the throne
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Paradox of Time."
R: To `Lydia Languish'.
A: "A Fancy from Fontenelle."
N: "Rose Leaves."
K: "Ars Victox."
   


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