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" the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers all his offences and outweighs all his defects: the excellence of sincerity and strength. "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 366
1881
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A Selection from the Works of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Electronic books - 1866 - 244 pages
...and carefuller workmen ; and must be forgiven if after such training they cannot at once appreciate the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength. Without these no poet can live ; but few have ever had so much of them as Byron. His sincerity indeed...
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Essays and studies (chiefly repr. from the Fortnightly review).

Algernon Charles Swinburne - 1875
...and carefuller workmen • and must be forgiven if after such training they cannot at once appreciate the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...defects: the excellence of sincerity and "strength. Without these no poet can live; but few have ever had so much of them as Byron. His sincerity indeed...
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Essays and Studies

Algernon Charles Swinburne - Art - 1875 - 380 pages
...and carefuller workmen ; and must be forgiven if after such training they cannot at once appreciate the splendid and imperishable excellence ' which covers...defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength, i Without these no poet can live ; but few have" ever had so much of them as Byron. His sincerity indeed...
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Essays and Studies, Issue 72

Algernon Charles Swinburne - Painters - 1876 - 380 pages
...and carefuller workmen ; and must be forgiven if after such training they cannot at once appreciate the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...defects: the excellence of sincerity and strength. Without these no poet can live; but few have ever had so much of them as Byron. His sincerity indeed...
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Appletons' Journal, Volume 10

Art - 1881
...more circumstantial, and name that in which the wonderful power of this personality consisted ? We can ; with the instinct of a poet Mr. Swinburne has...splendid and imperishable excellence which covers all his offenses and outweighs all his defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength." Byron found our...
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The Academy, Volume 20

Art - 1881
...the stepping-stones of other critics. " The power of Byron's personality lies," writes Mr. Arnold, "in 'the splendid and imperishable excellence which...defects ; the excellence of sincerity and strength.' " It may be said, in passing, that Mr. Swinburne does not say that in these qualities lies the power...
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Poetry of Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1881 - 276 pages
...deserve) the noble praise of him which I have already quoted from Mr. Swinburne ; the praise for " the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength. " True, as a man, Byron could not manage himself, could not guide his ways aright, but was all astray....
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Poetry of Byron, chosen by M. Arnold

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1881
...deserve) the noble praise of him which I have already quoted from Mr. Swinburne ; the praise for " the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength." True, as a man, Byron could not manage himself, could not guide his ways aright, but was all astray....
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Poetry of Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - English poetry - 1881 - 276 pages
...deserve) the noble praise of him which I have already quoted from Mr. Swinburne ; the praise for " the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...all his defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength.'1'' True, as a man, Byron could not manage himself, could not guide his ways aright, but...
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The Wulfrunian, Volume 1

Wolverhampton sch - 1882
...throughout is also restrained from becoming monotonous. Mr. Swinburne aptly describes his personality as " the splendid and imperishable excellence which covers...defects : the excellence of sincerity and strength." It is this which gives a charm to what in the hands of a feebler poet would have been monotonous and...
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