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Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

Data de nascimento: 8. Novembro 1831
Data de falecimento: 24. Novembro 1891

Robert Bulwer-Lyton, 1st Earl of Lytton was an English statesman and poet . He served as Viceroy of India between 1876 and 1880, during which time Queen Victoria was proclaimed Empress of India.

An accomplished and popular diplomat, Lytton was afforded the rare tribute – especially for an Englishman – of a state funeral in Paris, although as Viceroy of India he has been criticised for his handling of the Great Famine of 1876–78 and the Second Anglo-Afghan War. His son Victor Bulwer-Lytton, 2nd Earl of Lytton, who was born in India, returned as Governor of Bengal and was briefly acting Viceroy.

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„Only by knowledge of that which is not thyself, shall thyself be learned.“

—  Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Γνωθι Σεαυτον" ("Know Thyself"), in The Poetical Works of Owen Meredith (1867), Vol. I, p. 247.

„The things which must be must be for the best.“

—  Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

Imperfection, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

„Oh, moment of sweet peril, perilous sweet! When woman joins herself to man.“

—  Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

The Wanderer, Prologue, Stanza 1, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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„Those true eyes
Too pure and too honest in aught to disguise
The sweet soul shining through them.“

—  Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

Part ii, canto ii. Compare: "Ils sont si transparents qu’ils laissent voir votre âme" (translated: Eyes so transparent that through them the soul is seen), Theophile Gautier, The Two Beautiful Eyes.
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