John Addington Symonds

British poet, literary critic and cultural historian (1840–1893)

John Addington Symonds (October 5 1840April 19, 1893) was an English poet and literary critic. He was an early advocate of the validity of homosexuality.

John Addington Symonds in 1889

Quotes edit

  • No seed shall perish which the soul hath sown.
    • Sonnet. Versöhnung. A Belief.
  • Gods fade; but God abides and in man’s heart
    Speaks with the clear unconquerable cry
    Of energies and hopes that can not die.
    • Sonnet. On the Sacro Monte.
  • She smiled, and the shadows departed;
    She shone, and the snows were rain;
    And he who was frozen-hearted
    Bloomed up into love again.
    • Eyebright.

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