Sir Aubrey de Vere, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Aubrey (Hunt) de Vere, 2nd Baronet (28 August 1788 – 5 July 1846) was an Anglo-Irish poet and landowner. He was the father of poet Aubrey Thomas de Vere.

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  • Art thou a type of beauty, or of power,
    Of sweet enjoyment, or disastrous sin?
    For each thy name denoteth, Passion flower!
    O no! thy pure corolla's depth within
    We trace a holier symbol; yea, a sign
    'Twixt God and man; a record of that hour
    When the expiatory act divine
    Cancelled that curse which was our mortal dower.
    It is the Cross!
    • A Song of Faith, Devout Exercises and Sonnets, "The Passion Flower"; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 581.
  • O Love-star of the unbeloved March,
    When cold and shrill,
    Forth flows beneath a low, dim-lighted arch
    The wind that beats sharp crag and barren hill,
    And keeps unfilmed the lately torpid rill!
    • Ode to the Daffodil; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 155.
  • How blue were Ariadne's eyes
    When, from the sea's horizon line,
    At eve, she raised them on the skies!
    My Psyche, bluer far are thine.
    • Psyche; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 246.
  • Memory, in widow's weeds, with naked feet stands on a tombstone.
    • Widowhood; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 506.
  • There is no remedy for time misspent;
    No healing for the waste of idleness,
    Whose very languor is a punishment
    Heavier than active souls can feel or guess.
    • A Song of Faith, Devout Exercises, and Sonnets; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 384.
  • Man should be ever better than he seems.
    • A Song of Faith; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 326.

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