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Laurence Alma-Tadema

  • If no one ever marries me, — / And I don't see why they should, / For nurse says I'm not pretty, / And I'm seldom very good — / If no one ever marries me / I shan't mind very much; / I shall buy a squirrel in a cage, / And a little rabbit-hutch: / I shall have a cottage near a wood, / And a pony all my own, / And a little lamb quite clean and tame, / That I can take to town: / And when I'm getting really old, — / At twenty-eight or nine — / I shall buy a little orphan-girl / And bring her up as mine.

    • Laurence Alma-Tadema,
    • "Little Girls," Realms of Unknown Kings ()
  • Perhaps then, after all, the noblest part of us, the self, that invisible ore which we call soul, is just a drop, as it were, in a great soul-ocean, whose waves wrap creation, and into which we shall fall.

  • Doubt is love's murderer.

  • ... joy is difficult to express. Perhaps because it is so rare that we have hardly learned its language.

  • When two love, one must love more than the other, and blessed is he who loves best.

Laurence Alma-Tadema, English writer, poet

(1865 - 1940)

Born: Laurense Tadema