Algernon Charles Swinburne Quote

Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.


"Nephelidia", line 16, from The Heptalogia (1880); Swinburne intended "Nephelidia" as a self-parody.

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Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.

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Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.

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Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.

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Life is the lust of a lamp for the light that is dark till the dawn of the day that we die.