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Quotation by George William Russell
I saw how all the trembling ages past,
Molded to her by deep and deeper breath,
Neared to the hour when Beauty breathes her last
And knows herself in death.
George William Russell [A.E.] (1867–1935), Irish poet, painter, economist (pseudonym of George William Russell). The Great Breath (l. 9–12). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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