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Quotation by Henry James
Happy you poets who can be present and so present by a simple flicker of your genius, and not, like the clumsier race, have to lay a train and pile up faggots that may not after prove in the least combustible!
Henry James (1843–1916), U.S. author. Letter, August 25, 1915, to poet W.B. Yeats, from private collection.
This passage was later incorporated into Yeats's poem, "In Memory of Major Robert Gregory."
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