Reproclaiming the Everlasting Gospel
Excerpt from November Boughs: "Strange as it may sound, Shakespeare and George Fox (think of them! compare them!) were born and bred of similar stock, in much the same surroundings and station in life - from the same England - and at a similar period." Mulling over this observation of Whitman's, I think on their lack of formal education - Shakespeare had "little Latin, less Greek" after all. Both used language in ways that seem to defy formal conventions but yet with considerable power, albeit in very different ways.
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