Thomas Hardy

Thomas Hardy was an English poet who wrote novels, such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles, for financial profit. Hardy would become a major influence to the poets of "The Movement" during the 1950s.

 

"In the ill-judged execution of the well-judged plan of things the call seldom produces the comer, the man to love rarely coincides with the hour for loving. Nature does not often say 'See!' to her poor creature at a time when seeing can lead to happy doing; or reply 'Here!' to a body's cry of 'Where?' till the hide-and-seek has become an irksome outworn game."

- Tess of the d'Urbervilles