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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:5976
AUTHOR:Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
QUOTATION:  There is no heroic poem in the world but is at bottom a biography, the life of a man; also it may be said, there is no life of a man, faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem of its sort, rhymed or unrhymed.
ATTRIBUTION:Sir Walter Scott. London and Westminster Review, 1838.
 

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