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Pride and resentment are not indigenous in the human heart; and perhaps it is due to the gardener's innate love of the exotic that we take such pains to make them thrive.
A house with old furniture has no need of ghosts to be haunted.
Reason I know, is only a drug, and, as such, its effects are never permanent. But, like the juice of the poppy, it often gives a temporary relief.
Without respite he is dragged by the two wild horses, memory and hope; and he is tormented by a secret that he never can tell.
There is not a single homely thing that, looked at from a certain angle, does not become fairy.
The round towers of the castles looked as if they were so firmly encrusted in the sky that, to get to their other side, one would have to hew out a passage through the celestial marble.
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Hope Mirrlees was a British translator, poet and novelist.
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