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Sylvia Townsend Warner

Sylvia Nora Townsend Warner (6 December 1893 – 1 May 1978) was an English novelist and poet.

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    When other helpers fail and comforts flee, when the senses decay and the mind moves in a narrower and narrower circle, when the grasshopper is a burden and the postman brings no letters, and even the Royal Family is no longer quite what it was, an obituary column stands fast.
    —Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893–1978)

    An aspiring genius was D. Green:
    The son of a farmer, age fourteen;
    His body was long and lank and lean—
    Just right for flying, as will be seen;
    —John Townsend Trowbridge (1827–1916)

    Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
    —Charles Dudley Warner (1829–1901)