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Quotation by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
All men are possible heroes: every age, Heroic in proportions, double-faced, Looks backward and before, expects a morn And claims an epos. Ay, but every age Appears to souls who live in it (ask Carlyle) Most unheroic.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861), British poet. Aurora Leigh, bk. 5 (1857).
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