Andrew Lang Quotes (18 quotes)
Complete Poems of Andrew Lang: The Essential Library (2000 edition), Essential Library - ISBN: 9780738828374
“There's a joy without canker or cark,
There's a pleasure eternally new,
'T is to gloat on the glaze and the mark
Of china that's ancient and blue.”
Ballades in Blue China (1880), reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
“The windy lights of Autumn flare;
I watch the moonlit sails go by;
I marvel how men toil and fare,
The weary business that they play!
Their voyaging is vanity,
And fairy gold is all their gain,
And all the winds of winter cry,
My Love returns no more again.”
Ballade of Autumn, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
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Born: March 31, 1844
Died: July 20, 1912 (aged 68)
Occupation: Poet, writer, anthropologist
Bio: Andrew Lang was a Scots poet, novelist, literary critic, and contributor to the field of anthropology. He is best known as a collector of folk and fairy tales. The Andrew Lang lectures at the University of St Andrews are named after him.