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Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler

  • Writing is like flirting: if you can't do it, no one can teach you how, and if you can do it, no one can keep you from it.

  • Though outwardly a gloomy shroud, / The inner half of every cloud / Is bright and shining: / I therefore turn my clouds about, / And always wear them inside out / To show the lining.

    • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler,
    • "The Wisdom of Folly," Verses, Wise and Otherwise ()
  • Do you know that the sight of your face, / Though I see you each day of the seven, / Can transfigure the commonest place / Into something that seems to be heaven?

    • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler,
    • "An Illusion," Verses, Wise and Otherwise ()
  • Farewell for ever, my dear Sir. / Your pride and prejudice incur / My wrath beyond all measure: / I am aweary of your ways, / So scarce and scanty is your praise, / So scathing your displeasure.

    • Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler,
    • "Her Parting Shaft," Verses, Wise and Otherwise ()

Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, English writer, poet

(1860 - 1929)