Quote from Percy Bysshe Shelley
Hence the vanity of translation; it were as wise to cast...
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Hence the vanity of translation; it were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its colour and odour, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower—and this is
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