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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
Anna Katharine Green
        As timid violets lade the ambient air
With their heart’s richest fragrance, unaware
The fragrance whispers that the flower is there.
        Hath the spirit of all beauty
Kissed you in the path of duty?
        He who steps on stones is glad to feel
The smallest spray of moss beneath his feet.
                    The free
Mighty, music-haunted sea.
                    The very stars
Tremble above, as though the Voice Divine
Reverberated through the dread expanse.
  The very shadows seem to listen.  6
  There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration.  7

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