William Wetmore Story was an American sculptor, art critic, poet and editor.
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“What looks like swindling with a petty sum,Is on a grand and speculative scaleHonest enough, so it be large enough.”
William Wetmore Story
“I sing the hymn of the conquered, who fell in the Battle of Life,The hymn of the wounded, the beaten, who died overwhelmed in the strife.”
“Nothing can be sour and sharpAs a love that has decayed --On the loose strings of the harpOnly discord can be made.”
“We live as much in all that we have lostAs what we own.”
“And all but their faith overthrown.”
“Ah me! the vision has vanished, the music has died away!”
“Mosquito critics with a poisonous sting.”
“Man is content to know that he is loved,And tires the constant phrase "I love" to hear;But woman doubts the instrument is brokeUnless she daily hear the sweet refrain.”
“Of every noble work the silent part is best,Of all expression that which can not be expressed.”
“Ah, yes! Success, I fear, has come too late!”
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