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James Wood, comp.  Dictionary of Quotations.  1899.
  A poet must sing for his own people.  1
  Every man as an individual is secondary to what he is as a worker for the progress of his kind and the glory of the gift allotted to him.  2
  Faith and joy are the ascensive forces of song.  3
  Fashion is a potency in art, making it hard to judge between the temporary and the lasting.  4
  Genius does not need a special language; it newly uses whatever tongue it finds.  5
  Genius is always consistent when most audacious.  6
  Poetry is a spirit, not disembodied, but in the flesh, so as to affect the senses of living men.  7
  Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, and the hardest in which to reach true excellence.  8
  There is no such thing as a dumb poet or a handless painter. The essence of an artist is that he should be articulate.  9

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