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George Meredith Poem
Modern Love Xxxii: Full Faith I Have
 by George Meredith

Full faith I have she holds that rarest gift
To beauty, Common Sense. To see her lie
With her fair visage an inverted sky
Bloom-covered, while the underlids uplift,
Would almost wreck the faith; but when her mouth
(Can it kiss sweetly? sweetly!) would address
The inner me that thirsts for her no less,
And has so long been languishing in drouth,
...

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  • 01/28/1974 - Ramsey Nasr - Dutch author and poet
  • 01/28/1924 - Marcel Broodthaers - Belgian painter and poet (d. 1976)
  • 01/28/1886 - Marthe Bibesco - Romanian-French author and poet (d. 1973)
  • 01/28/1885 - Vahan Terian - Armenian poet and activist (d. 1920)
  • 01/28/1843 - Mihkel Veske - Estonian poet and linguist (d. 1890)
  • 01/28/1726 - Christian Felix Weiße - German poet and playwright (d. 1802)
  • 01/28/1719 - Johann Elias Schlegel - German poet and critic (d. 1749)
  • 01/28/1582 - John Barclay - French-Scottish poet and author (d. 1621)

Deaths on this day in history

  • 01/28/2014 - Nigel Jenkins - Welsh poet
  • 01/28/1996 - Joseph Brodsky - Russian-American poet and essayist
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  • 01/28/1953 - Neyzen Tevfik - Turkish philosopher and poet (b. 1879)
  • 01/28/1939 - W. B. Yeats - Irish poet and playwright
  • 01/28/1930 - Emmy Destinn - Czech soprano and poet (b. 1878)