Lewis Morris (poet)

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Sir Lewis Morris

Sir Lewis Morris (23 January 183312 November 1907) was a popular poet of the Anglo-Welsh school.

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  • The wind that sighs before the dawn
    Chases the gloom of night,
    The curtains of the East are drawn,
    And suddenly—'t is light.
    • Le Vent de l'Esprit, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The love of the Right, tho' cast down, the hate of victorious Ill,
    All are sparks from the central fire of a boundless beneficent will.
    • A new Orphic Hymn, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Sound, jocund strains; on pipe and viol sound,
    Young voices sing;
    Wreathe every door with snow-white voices round,
    For lo! 't is Spring!
    Winter has passed with its sad funeral train,
    And Love revives again.
    • Life-Music, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Toil is the law of life and its best fruit.
    • The Ode of perfect Years, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The victories of Right
    Are born of strife.
    There were no Day were there no Night,
    Nor, without dying, Life.
    • The Ode of Evil, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The world still needs
    Its champion as of old, and finds him still.
    • The Epic of Hades (1877), "Herakles".
  • Call no faith false which e'er hath brought
    Relief to any laden life,
    Cessation to the pain of thought,
    Refreshment mid the dust of strife.
    • Tolerance, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Rest springs from strife and dissonant chords beget
    Divinest harmonies.
    • Love's Suicide, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The passionate love of Right, the burning hate of Wrong.
    • The Diamond Jubilee, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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