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Sidney Lanier

Sidney Lanier (February 3, 1842 – September 7, 1881) was an American musician and poet.

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    In vain thou kindlest all thy smoky fire,
    For virtue hath this better lesson taught,
    Within myself to seek my only hire,
    Desiring nought but how to kill desire.
    —Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    And my spirit is grown to a lordly great compass within,
    That the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of
    Glynn
    Will work me no fear like the fear they have wrought me of yore
    When length was failure, and when breadth was but bitterness sore,
    And when terror and shrinking and dreary unnamable pain
    Drew over me out of the merciless miles of the plain,—
    Oh, now, unafraid, I am fain to face
    The vast sweet visage of space.
    —Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)