Richard Doddridge Blackmore

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Dominus Illuminatio Mea [the Lord Is My Light]

In the hour of death, after this life’s whim,
When the heart beats low, and the eyes grow dim,
And pain has exhausted every limb—

Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy


True love's regale is incomplete,
'Till bitter leaven make it sweet;

Lita Of The Nile

'KING, and Father, gift and giver,
God revealed in form of river,
Issuing perfect, and sublime,

Mount Arafa

Driven away from Eden's gate
With biasing falchions fenced about,
Into a desert desolate,
A miserable pair came out,

The Well Of Saint John


'THERE is plenty of room for two in here,
Within the steep tunnel of old grey stone;

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Richard Doddridge Blackmore (7 June 1825 – 20 January 1900), referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the nineteenth century. Over the course of his career, Blackmore achieved a close following around the world. He won literary merit and acclaim for his vivid descriptions and p ...

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