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James Elroy Flecker
(1884-1915) born on
Nov 05
English poet, dramatist. Herman Elroy Flecker (ps. James) wrote "The Bridge Of Fire," 1907 and "The Golden Journey To Samarkand," 1913.
         
   
F
For lust of knowing what should not be known,
We take the Golden Road to Samarkand.

R
The poet's business is not to save the soul of man but to make it worth saving.
A
We who with songs beguile your pilgrimage
And swear that Beauty lives though lilies die,
We poets of the proud old lineage
Who sing to find your hearts, we know not why, -
What shall we tell you? Tales, marvellous tales
Of ships and stars . . .
N
What would ye, ladies? It was ever thus.
Men are unwise and curiously planned.
K
Half to forget the wandering and pain,
Half to remember days that have gone by,
And dream and dream that I am home again!
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Ishak, in "Hassan," act 5, sc. 2, 1922.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: "The Golden Journey to Samarkand," Prologue.
N: "Hassan," V. ii
K: "The Golden Journey to Samarkand," Brumana, 1913.
   


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