Treasure Island

Laurence Hope

(1865-1904 / India)

Quotations

  • ''Often devotion to virtue arises from sated desire.''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), British poet. I Arise and Go Down to the River, st. 6.
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  • ''Pale hands I love beside the Shalimar,
    Where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), poet. Kashmiri Song (l. 1-2). . ; pseud. of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
  • ''Pale hands, pink-tipped, like Lotus buds that float
    On those cool waters where we used to dwell,
    I would have rather felt you round my throat
    Crushing out life than waving me farewell!''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), poet. Kashmiri Song (l. 9-12). . ; pseud. of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.
  • ''Or, pale dispensers of my Joys and Pains,
    Holding the doors of Heaven and of Hell,''
    Laurence Hope (1865-1904), poet. Kashmiri Song (l. 5-6). . ; pseud. of Adela Florence Cory Nicolson Family Book of Best Loved Poems, The. David L. George, ed. (1952) Doubleday & Company.

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Love Lightly

There were Roses in the hedges, and Sunshine in the sky,
Red Lilies in the sedges, where the water rippled by,
A thousand Bulbuls singing, oh, how jubilant they were,
And a thousand flowers flinging their sweetness on the air.

But you, who sat beside me, had a shadow in your eyes,
Their sadness seemed to chide me, when I gave you scant replies;
You asked 'Did I remember?' and 'When had I ceased to care?'
In vain you fanned the ember, for the love flame was not there.

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