Amelia Barr

(Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr)

Amelia Barr
Amelia Barr
  • Born: March 29, 1831
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist









Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr was a British novelist and teacher. Her career is an illustration of the capacity of woman under stress of sorrow to conquer the world and be successful. Many of the plots of her stories are laid in Scotland and England. The scenes are from her girlhood recollection of surroundings. Her works include, Jan Vedder's Wife, The Border Shepherdess, Feet of Clay, Friend Olivia, The Bow of Orange Ribbon, Remember the Alamo, She Loved a Sailor, A Daughter of Fife, The Squire of Sanddal Side, Paul and Christina, Master of His Fate, The, Household of McNeil, The Last of the Macallisters, Between Two Loves, A Sister to Esau, A Rose of a Hundred Leaves, A Singer from the Sea, The Beads of Tasmer, The Hallam Succession, The Lone House, Christopher and Other Stories, The Lost Silver of Briffault.

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All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
But the lover's power is the poet's power. He can make love from all the common strings with which this world is strung. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Power
But what do we know of the heart nearest to our own? What do we know of our own heart?
Events that are predestined require but little management. They manage themselves. They slip into place while we sleep, and suddenly we are aware that the thing we fear to attempt, is already accomplished.
Human relations are built on feeling, not on reason or knowledge. And feeling is not an exact science; like all spiritual qualities, it has the vagueness of greatness about it. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. Inspiration
It is little men know of women; their smiles and their tears alike are seldom what they seem. Women
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it. Inspiration
Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
Old age is the verdict of life. Life
That is the great mistake about the affections. It is not the rise and fall of empires, the birth and death of kings, or the marching of armies that move them most. When they answer from their depths, it is to the domestic joys and tragedies of life. Life ;Death
The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.
The inevitable has always found me ready and hopeful.
There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.
This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
What we buy, and pay for, is part of ourselves.
Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural. Life
When men make themselves into brutes it is just to treat them like brutes.
With renunciation life begins. Life