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William Allingham
Born (1824-03-19)19 March 1824
Ballyshannon, County Donegal, Ireland
Died 18 November 1889(1889-11-18) (aged 65)
Hampstead, London
Nationality British[a]
Occupation poet, scholar
Spouse(s) Helen Paterson Allingham (1874–1889)

I have been an ‘Official’ all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
William Allingham
If any foes of mine are there, I pardon every one: I hope that man and womankind will do the same by me.
William Allingham
Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly each day.
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
William Allingham
She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away.
Autumn's the mellow time.