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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6271
AUTHOR:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
QUOTATION:In the vaunted works of Art
The master-stroke is Nature’s part. 1 
ATTRIBUTION:Art.
 
Note 1.
Also in Society and Solitude: Art. Nature paints the best part of a picture, carves the best part of the statue, builds the best part of the house, and speaks the best part of the oration. [back]
 

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