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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:6328
AUTHOR:Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
QUOTATION:  When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor replies, “Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life.”
ATTRIBUTION:Letters and Social Aims. Quotation and Originality.
 

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