Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Quote of the Day (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, on the ‘Gift and Ministry of Song’)

"Yes; for the gift and ministry of Song
Have something in them so divinely sweet,
It can assuage the bitterness of wrong;
Not in the clamor of the crowded street,
Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,
But in ourselves, are triumph and defeat."—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Poets,” from A Book of Sonnets, Part II (1878)

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