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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.  1
  In every man there is a certain feeling that he has been what he is from all eternity, and by no means became such in time.  2
  Man becomes greater in proportion as he learns to know himself and his faculty. Let him once become conscious of what he is, and he will soon also learn to be what he should.  3
  Spirit of Nature! / The pure diffusion of thy essence throbs / Alike in every human heart. / Thou aye erectest there / Thy throne of power unappealable; / Thou art the judge beneath whose nod / Man’s brief and frail authority / Is powerless as the wind / That passeth idly by. / Thine the tribunal which surpasseth / The show of human justice, / As God surpasseth man.  4

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