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Quotation by Elizabeth Drew
Language is like soil. However rich, it is subject to erosion, and its fertility is constantly threatened by uses that exhaust its vitality. It needs constant re-invigoration if it is not to become arid and sterile.
Elizabeth Drew (1887–1965), Anglo-American author, critic. Poetry: A Modern Guide to Its Understanding and Enjoyment, ch. 5, Dell Publishing Co. (1959).
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