Robert Southey Quotes (134 quotes)




Robert Southey
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As quoted in: Many thoughts of many minds. Compiled by H. Southgate (1862), p. 71
Robert Southey
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Sir Thomas More, or, Colloquies on the progress and prospects of society, Volume 1 (1829 edition), p. 221


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Robert Southey
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Born: August 12, 1774

Died: March 21, 1843 (aged 68)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Robert Southey was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-called Lake Poets, and Poet Laureate for 30 years from 1813 to his death in 1843. Although his fame has been long eclipsed by that of his contemporaries and friends William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Southey's verse still enjoys some popularity.

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Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.

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