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Letitia Landon
(1802-1838) born on
Aug 14
English poet, novelist. She wrote of passionate love at a time when women were restricted in their themes; remembered for her high-spirited social life and mysterious death.
No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.

Were it not better to forget
Than to remember and regret?
Love is a pearl of purest hue,
But stormy waves are round it;
And dearly may a woman rue,
The hour that she found it.
How disappointment tracks the steps of hope.
Ah tell me not that memory
Sheds gladness o'er the past;
What is recalled by faded flowers
Save that they did not last?
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
R: From an Internet collection of quotations.
A: From an Internet collection of quotations.
N: In "Correct Quotes for DOS," WordStar International, 1991.
K: "Despondency."

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