Scottish Poet

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    English and Scottish Ballads (The Poetry Bookshelf)

    Milton says, that the lyric poet may drink wine and live generously, but the epic poet, he who shall sing of the gods, and their descent unto men, must drink water out of a wooden bowl. For poetry is not “Devil’s wine,” but God’s wine.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)