Quotation by Edwin Muir

The ancestral deed is thought and done,
And in a million Edens fall
A million Adams drowned in darkness,
For small is great and great is small,
And a blind seed all.
Edwin Muir (1887–1959), Scottish poet. The Road (l. 31–35). . .

Chief Modern Poets of Britain and America. Gerald DeWitt Sanders, John Herbert Nelson, and M. L. Rosenthal, eds. (5th ed., 1970) Macmillan Publishing Company.
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