Quotation by Ezra Pound

Duccio came not by usura
nor Pier della Francesca; Zuan Bellin' not by usura
nor was 'La Calunnia' painted.
Came not by usura Angelico; came not Ambrogio Praedis,
Came no church of cut stone signed: Adamo me fecit.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet. Canto XLV (l. 29–33). . .

The Cantos of Ezra Pound. (1970, repr. 1991) New Directions.
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