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Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy
Thomas Hardy (1840 — 1928) was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced by the Romantics, especially William Wordsworth. He is the author of the novels Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge, and Tess of the d'Urbervilles.
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I looked up from my writing, And gave a start to see, As if rapt in my inditing, The moon's full gaze on me. Her meditative misty head Was spectral in its air, And I involuntarily said, 'What are you doing there?' 'Oh, I've...