Sunday, January 25, 2009
From Selections from the Writings of Walter Savage Landor, arranged and edited by Sidney Colvin.
"Marvel. With the greatest rulers upon earth, head and crown drop together, and are overlooked. It is true, we read of them in history; but we also read in history of crocodiles and hyaenas. With great writers, whether in poetry or prose, what falls away is scarcely more or other than a vesture. The features of the man are imprinted on his works; and more lamps burn over them, and more religiously, than are lighted in temples or churches."
From Fame and True and False Greatness