Hartley Coleridge

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The soul of man is larger than the sky,
Deeper than ocean, or the abysmal dark
Of the unfathomed center.

Hartley Coleridge (September 19, 1796 - January 6, 1849) was an English writer. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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  • The soul of man is larger than the sky,
    Deeper than ocean, or the abysmal dark
    Of the unfathomed center.
    • To Shakespeare.
  • On this hapless earth
    There ’s small sincerity of mirth,
    And laughter oft is but an art
    To drown the outcry of the heart.
    • Address to certain Gold-fishes.
  • She is not fair to outward view
    *As many maidens be;
    Her loveliness I never knew
    Until she smiled on me:
    Oh! then I saw her eye was bright,
    A well of love, a spring of light.
    • Song. She is not fair.
  • Her very frowns are fairer far
    Than smiles of other maidens are.
    • Song. She is not fair.

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