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    And round that early-laurelled head
    Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
    And find unwithered on its curls
    The garland briefer than a girl’s.
    —A.E. (Alfred Edward)

    Not out of those, on whom systems of education have exhausted their culture, comes the helpful giant to destroy the old or to build the new, but out of unhandselled savage nature, out of terrible Druids and Berserkirs, come at last Alfred and Shakespeare.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Heat, ma’am! It was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
    —Sydney Smith (1771–1845)