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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Poetry
 
There is in poesy a decent pride,
Which well becomes her when she speaks to prose,
Her youngest sister.
        Dr. Young.—Night V. Line 64.
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It is the poetry of portrait, and the portrait of poetry.
        Byron.—On the portrait of Ariosto by Titian.
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Poetry is meat, drink, clothes, washing and lodging, and I know it.
        Swift.—Two letters to the Dublin weekly Journal.
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It is uninspired inspiration.
        Henry Reed.—Lecture on the British Poets.
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