Quotes about Henry Clay
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On his deathbed, when asked if he had left anything undone:I didn't shoot Henry Clay, and I didn't hang John C. Calhoun.
There are some good things and some fantastic ones in Auden's early attitude; if the reader calls it a muddle I shall acquiesce, with the remark that the later position might be considered a more rarefied muddle. But poets rather specialize in muddles—and I have no doubt which of the muddles was better for Auden's poetry: one was fertile and usable, the other decidedly is not. Auden sometimes seems to be saying with Henry Clay, I had rather be right than poetry ; but I am not sure, then, that he is either.