Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


Poetry is unfallen speech. Paradise knew no other, for no other would suffice to answer the need of those ecstatic days of innocence.
Abraham Coles.—The Evangel: Introduction.

When the Divine Artist would produce a poem, He plants a germ of it in a human soul, and out of that soul the poem springs and grows as from the rose-tree the rose.
James A. Garfield.—Oration on the Anniversary of Burns’ Death.

Poetry is feigned history in verse.
Noah Porter.—Books and Reading, Chap. XVI.