Thomas Hardy quote about life from Tess of the d'Urbervilles - She's brim full of poetry—actualized poetry, if I may use the expression. She LIVES what paper-poets only write...
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She's brim full of poetry—actualized poetry, if I may use the expression. She LIVES what paper-poets only write...
 Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles (1891). copy citation

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Author Thomas Hardy
Source Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Topic life writing poetry
Date 1891
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/110/110-h/110-h.htm

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“«As to external accomplishments, what will be the use of them in the life I am going to lead?—while as to her reading, I can take that in hand. She'll be apt pupil enough, as you would say if you knew her. She's brim full of poetry—actualized poetry, if I may use the expression. She lives what paper-poets only write… And she is an unimpeachable Christian, I am sure; perhaps of the very tribe, genus, and species you desire to propagate.»
«O Angel, you are mocking!»
«Mother, I beg pardon. But as she really does attend Church almost every Sunday morning, and is a good Christian girl, I am sure you will tolerate any social shortcomings for the sake of that quality, and feel that I may do worse than choose her.»” source

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