William Sharp (writer)

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Love is a beautiful dream.

William Sharp (12 September 1855 – 12 December 1905) was a Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, who from 1893 wrote also as Fiona MacLeod, a pseudonym kept almost secret during his lifetime. He was also an editor of the poetry of Ossian, Walter Scott, Matthew Arnold, Algernon Swinburne and Eugene Lee-Hamilton.

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  • Green wind from the green-gold branches, what is the song you bring?
    What are all songs for me, now, who no more care to sing?
    Deep in the heart of Summer, sweet is life to me still,
    But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts on a lonely hill.
    • Poem The Lonely Hunter.
  • How beautiful they are,
    The lordly ones
    Who dwell in the hills,
    In the hollow hills.
    • Faery song from play The Immortal Hour.
  • Across the silent stream
    Where the dream-shadows go,
    From the dim blue Hill of Dream
    I have heard the west wind blow.
    • From the Hills of Dream, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Love is a beautiful dream.
    • Cor Cordium, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Ah, the strange, sweet, lonely delight
    Of the Valleys of Dream.
    • Dream Fantasy, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Down beyond the haven the tide comes with a shout.
    • An old Tale of Three, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The desire of love, Joy:
    The desire of life, Peace:
    The desire of the soul, Heaven:
    The desire of God … a flame-white secret forever.
    • Desire, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • The gray silence, the gray waves, the gray wastes of the sea.
    • Longing, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • I hear the little children of the wind
    Crying solitary in lonely places.
    • Little Children of the Wind, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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