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Robert Bridges
By the Writers
And the Editor

[Transcribed and Edited for the web by Bob Blair, 1998]

Of all materials for labour, dreams are the hardest; and
the artificer in ideas is the chief of workers, who out of
nothing will make a piece of work that may stop a child
from crying or lead nations to higher things. For what is it
to be a poet? It is to see at a glance the glory of the world,
To see beauty in all its forms and manifestations, to feel
ugliness like a pain, to resent the wrongs of others as
bitterly as one's own, to know mankind as others know
single men, to know Nature as botanists know a flower, to
be thought a fool, to hear at moments, the clear voice of God.



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