Bryan Procter

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When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
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Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall) (November 21, 1787 - October 5, 1874) was an English poet, and father of Adelaide Anne Procter.


  • The sea! the sea! the open sea!
    The blue, the fresh, the ever free!
    • The Sea.
  • I ’m on the sea! I ’m on the sea!
    I am where I would ever be,
    With the blue above and the blue below,
    And silence wheresoe’er I go.
    • The Sea.
  • I never was on the dull, tame shore,
    But I loved the great sea more and more.
    • The Sea.
  • Touch us gently, Time!
    Let us glide adown thy stream
    Gently,—as we sometimes glide
    Through a quiet dream.
    • Touch us gently, Time. Compare "Time has touched me gently in his race, And left no odious furrows in my face", George Crabbe, Tales of the Hall, Book xvii., The Widow.

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