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Gerard Manley Hopkins
(28 Jul 1844 - 8 Jun 1889)

English priest and poet who was a Jesuit college professor, ordained in 1877. The poems he wrote were all published posthumously (1918), and for which he is regarded as one of the greatest Victorian poets of religion, nature, and melancholy.

Science Quotes by Gerard Manley Hopkins (3 quotes)

Nothing is so beautiful as spring—
When weeds in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;...
— Gerard Manley Hopkins
'Spring' (1877), reprinted in Gerard Manley Hopkins and Michael White (ed.) Some Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, (1945), 7.
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The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil.
— Gerard Manley Hopkins
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 165
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What would the world be, once bereft
Of Wet and Wilderness? Let them be left,
O let them be left, wilderness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
— Gerard Manley Hopkins
'Inversnaid' (1881), reprinted in Gerard Manley Hopkins and Michael White (ed.) Some Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins, (1945), 16, stanza 4.
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