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Edmund Clarence Stedman, ed. (1833–1908).  An American Anthology, 1787–1900.  1900.
 
1428. Art
 
By Lilla Cabot Perry
 
 
WOULDST know the artist? Then go seek
Him in his labors. Though he strive
That Nature’s voice alone should speak
From page or canvas to the heart,
Yet is it passionately alive        5
With his own soul! Of him ’t is part!—
This happy failure, this is Art.
 

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