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Why Algernon Charles Swinburne Loved Auvergne

Auvergne, Auvergne, O wild and woeful land, ⁠O glorious land and gracious, white as gleam The stairs of heaven, black as a flameless brand, ⁠Strange even as life, and stranger than a dream. -Algernon Charles Swinburne In August 1869, the English poet Algernon Charles Swinburne — one of the leading figures of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood […]