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Quotation by Yvor Winters
Metal, intrinsic value, deep and dense,
Preanimate, inimitable, still,
Real, but an evil with no human sense,
Dispersed the mind to concentrate the will.
Yvor Winters (1900–1968), U.S. poet. John Sutter (l. 17–20). . .
New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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