Among the Dead

No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone…You cannot value him alone; you must set him…among the dead.

– T S Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent


The Seeds and Fruit of English Poetry by Ford Madox Brown (1845) Central Panel: Chaucer. Left Panel: Milton, Spenser, Shakespeare. Right Panel: Byron, Pope, Burns. Click for source.


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