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Englands genius filled all measureOf heart and soul, of strength and pleasure,Gave to the mind its emperor,And life was larger than before:Nor sequent centuries could hitOrbit and sum of Shakespeares wit. The men who lived with him becamePoets, for the air was fame.Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Source: RALPH WALDO EMERSON, Solution, lines 3542, Poems, p. 222 .These lines are inscribed above the fireplace in the old reading room of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. · This quote is about uncategorised · Search on Google Books to find all references and sources for this quotation.
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