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Quotation by William Empson
Attending there let us absorb the cultures of nations And dissolve into our judgement all their codes. Then, being clogged, with a natural hesitation (People are continually asking one the way out), Let us stand here and admit that we have no road.
William Empson (1906–1984), British poet, critic. Homage to the British Museum (l. 8–12). . .
Faber Book of Modern Verse, The. Michael Roberts, ed. (4th ed. revised by Peter Porter, 1982) Faber and Faber.
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