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Thomas Hardy
(1840-1928) born on
Jun 02
English novelist, poet. He was noted for his pessimistic and powerful novels of rural life, e.g., "The Return of the Native," 1878.
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.

My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
[I] prefer the large intention of an unskillful artist to the trivial intention of an accomplished one: in other words, I am more interested in the high ideas of a feeble executant than in the high execution of a feeble thinker.
If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have left him alone.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Spinks, in Under the Greenwood Tree, pt. 2, ch. 5, 1872.
R: Remark, 1918; in "The Later Years of Thomas Hardy," ch. 15, by Florence Emily Hardy, 1930.
A: Letter, 8 Jul 1901, in "The Later Years of Thomas Hardy."
N: "The Later Years of Thomas Hardy," by F. E. Hardy.
K: Neigh, in "The Hand of Ethelberta," ch. 9, 1876.

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