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Quotation by William Collins
Though taste, though genius bless To some divine excess, Faint's the cold work till thou inspire the whole; What each, what all supply, May court, may charm our eye, Thou, only thou, canst raise the meeting soul!
William Collins (1721–1759), British poet. Ode to Simplicity (l. 43–48). . .
Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1918. Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. (New ed., rev. and enl., 1939) Oxford University Press.
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