Her life was the price she would pay for that whine--
For a child by the man she did not love.
(Her Death And After)
More Quotes from Thomas Hardy:Buta stirring thrills the air Like to sounds of joyance there That the rages Of the ages Shall be cancelled, and deliverance offered from the darts that were, Consciousness the Will informing, till it fashion all things fair.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
And in being forced to class herself among the fortunate she did not cease to wonder at the persistence of the unforeseen, when the one to whom such unbroken tranquility had been accorded in the adult stage was she whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
That long drip of human tears.
It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
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