Algernon Charles Swinburne was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He wrote several novels and collections of poetry such as Poems and Ballads, and contributed to the famous Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
While three men hold together, the kingdoms are less by three.
To say of shame - what is it? Of virtue - we can miss it; Of sin-we can kiss...
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with...
Time turns the old days to derision, Our loves into corpses or wives; And...
Glory to Man in the highest! For Man is the master of things.
Hope thou not much, and fear thou not at all.
Body and spirit are twins: God only knows which is which.
Desire is individual. Happiness is common.