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Quotation by Ezra Pound
To have gathered from the air a live tradition
or from a fine old eye the unconquered flame
This is not vanity.
Here error is all in the not done,
all in the diffidence that faltered . . .
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet. Canto LXXXI (l. 167–171). . .
The Cantos of Ezra Pound. (1970, repr. 1991) New Directions.
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