| Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.|
|AUTHOR:||Ralph Waldo Emerson (180382)|
|QUOTATION:||Englands genius filled all measure|
Of heart and soul, of strength and pleasure,
Gave to the mind its emperor,
And life was larger than before:
Nor sequent centuries could hit
Orbit and sum of Shakespeares wit.
The men who lived with him became
Poets, for the air was fame.
|ATTRIBUTION:||RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Solution, lines 3542, Poems, p. 222 (1918).|
These lines are inscribed above the fireplace in the old reading room of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.
|SUBJECTS:||Shakespeare, William (15641616)|
|WORKS:||Ralph Waldo Emerson Collection|