Quotation by James Russell Lowell

"There comes Emerson first, whose rich words, every one,
Are like gold nails in temples to hang trophies on,
Whose prose is grand verse, while his verse, the Lord knows,
Is some of it pr—No, 't is not even prose;
I'm speaking of metres;
James Russell Lowell (1819–1891), U.S. poet. A Fable for Critics (l. 523–525). . .

Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.
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