Wednesday, 18 September 2013

"There is no art [but one] delivered to mankind that hath not the works of Nature for his principal object. . . . Only the poet, disdaining to be tied to any such subjection, lifted up with the vigour of his own invention, doth grow in effect another nature. . . . He nothing affirms, and therefore never lieth"
 (Sir Philip Sidney, Apologie for Poetry, 1595)