Quotation by Edwin Markham

Sprung from the West,
He drank the valorous youth of a new world.
The strength of virgin forests braced his mind,
The hush of spacious prairies stilled his soul.
His words were oaks in acorns; and his thoughts
Were roots that firmly gript the granite truth.
Edwin Markham (1852–1940), U.S. poet. Lincoln, the Man of the People (l. 30–35). . .

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