Who is Walter Savage LandorWalter Savage Landor (30 January 1775 – 17 September 1864) was an English writer, poet, and activist. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem "Rose Aylmer," but the critical acclaim he received from contemporary poets and reviewers was not matched by public popularity. As remarkable as his work was, it was equalled by his rumbustious character and lively temperament. Both his writing and political activism, such as his support for Lajos Kossuth and Giuseppe Garibaldi, were imbued with his passion for liberal and republican causes. He befriended and influenced the next generation of literary reformers such as Charles Dickens and Robert Browning.
Summary of his work
In a long and active life of 89 years Landor produced a considerab...
Read Full Biography of Walter Savage Landor
Walter Savage Landor Poems
Death, tho' I see him not, is near
And grudges me my eightieth year.
Now, I would give him all these last
For one that fifty have run past. ...
- Ah What Avails The Sceptred Race,
Ah what avails the sceptred race,
Ah what the form divine!
What every virtue, every grace!
Rose Aylmer, all were thine. ...
- The Poet Who Sleeps
One day, when I was young, I read
About a poet, long since dead,
Who fell asleep, as poets do
In writing--and make others too. ...
- Here, Ever Since You Went Abroad,
Here, ever since you went abroad,
If there be change, no change I see,
I only walk our wonted road,
The road is only walkt by me. ...
- A Pastoral
Damon was sitting in the grove
With Phyllis, and protesting love;
And she was listening; but no word
Of all he loudly swore she heard. ...
Top 10 most used topics by Walter Savage LandorNever 38 Love 36 I Love You 36 Away 25 Life 23 Sweet 22 Death 20 Thought 20 Long 20 White 18
Walter Savage Landor Quotes
- Ambition is but avarice on stilts and masked.
- We talk on principle, but we act on interest.
- People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
- We must not indulge in unfavorable views of mankind, since by doing it we make bad men believe they are no worse than others, and we teach the good that they are good in vain.
- We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
Comments about Walter Savage LandorPendidikan4id: “what is reading but silent conversation.” ― walter savage landor, imaginary conversations
Annapettit7: "delay of justice is injustice." - walter savage landor
Sisdansis: soon, o ianthe! life is o'er by walter savage landor soon, o ianthe! life is o’er, and sooner beauty’s heavenly smile: grant only (and i ask no more
Therauschenberg: kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another. -walter savage landor
Qayleo43: we are no longer happy so soon as we wish to be happier walter savage landor
Read All Comments