Tag Archives: Romanticism

Meeting At Night: Robert Browning

The grey sea and the long black land; And the yellow half-moon large and low; And the startled little waves that leap In fiery ringlets from their sleep, As I gain the cove with pushing prow, And quench its speed … Continue reading

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Love, Romanticism and Realism: William Shakespeare

My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red, than her lips red: If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen … Continue reading

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A Horror Of Sunsets: Marcel Proust

‘Anyhow’, Mme de Cambremer went on, ‘I have a horror of sunsets, they’re so romantic, so operatic’ Marcel Proust 1871-1922 Sodome et Gomorrhe (Cities of the Plain, 1922)

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