Quotation by John Denham, Sir

Such is our pride, our folly, or our fate,
That few but such as cannot write, translate.
John, Sir Denham (1615–1669), British poet. repr. In The Works of Sir John Denham, ed. T.H. Banks (1928). "To Sir Richard Fanshaw upon his translation of Pastor Fido," l. 1-2 (1648).

The poem continues: "Nor ought a genius less than his that writ Attempt translation." (L. 9-10).
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