Daily Archives: February 22, 2016

Loss And Gain By Ralph Waldo Emerson

Virtue runs before the muse And defies her skill, She is rapt, and doth refuse To wait a painter’s will. Star-adoring, occupied, Virtue cannot bend her, Just to please a poet’s pride, To parade her splendor. The bard must be … Continue reading

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Poet By Ralph Waldo Emerson

TO clothe the fiery thought In simple words succeeds For still the craft of genius is To mask a king in weeds.

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Shakespeare By Ralph Waldo Emerson

I see all human wits Are measured but a few; Unmeasured still my Shakespeare sits Lone as the blessed Jew.

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