William Collins - Quotes

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How sleep the brave, who sink to rest, By all their country's wishes blest! ---->>>

Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.

Prior to Wordsworth, humor was an essential part of poetry. I mean, they don't call them Shakespeare comedies for nothing.

When a writer becomes a reader of his or her own work, a lot can go wrong. It's like do-it-yourself dentistry. ---->>>

Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior. ---->>>

By fairy hands their knell is rung; By forms unseen their dirge is sung. ---->>>

Words like feminism or democracy scare me. They are words with barnacles on them, and you can't see what's underneath. ---->>>

Beloved, till life can charm no more; And mourned, till Pity's self be dead. ---->>>

I think humor is a very serious thing. I use it as a way of weakening the reader's defenses so that I can more easily take him to something more. ---->>>

In numbers warmly pure and sweetly strong. ---->>>

Biography

William Collins profile (william-collins.jpg)
Nationality: English
Born: December 25, 1721
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Die: June 12, 1759
Occupation: Poet
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William Collins (25 December 1721 – 12 June 1759) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the Romantic era which would soon follow (wikipedia)