Tag Archives: Cheerfulness

He Never Expected Much: Thomas Hardy

Well, World, you have kept faith with me, Kept faith with me; Upon the whole you have proved to be Much as you said you were. Since as a child I used to lie Upon the leaze and watch the … Continue reading

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Optimism

Nothing is more beautiful than cheerfulness in an old face. Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825) The illustration is a portrait of Marthe MarieTronchin  c 175o by Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789), a Swiss painter via Wikimedia

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