Quotes by William Allingham

"Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day."
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"Not like Homer would I write,
Not like Dante if I might,
Not like Shakespeare at his best,
Not like Goethe or the rest,
Like myself, however small,
Like myself, or not at all."
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"Round the world and home again, that's the sailor's way!"
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"By the craggy hill-side,
Through the mosses bare,
They have planted thorn-trees
For pleasure here and there.
If any man so daring
As dig them up in spite,
He shall find their sharpest thorns
In his bed at night."
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"Up the airy mountain,
Down the rushy glen,
We daren't go a-hunting
For fear of little men."
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Books by William Allingham

  • Poems
  • 3 ratings
  • August 15th 2009 by General Books

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