Letitia Elizabeth Landon Quote
To this fine spirit our earth owes her greatest:
For the future is purchased by scorning the present,
And life is redeemed from its clay soil by fame.
* King, not a vestige remains of your palaces;
Conqueror, forgotten the fame of your battles:
But the Poet yet lives in the sweetness of music—
He appeal'd to the heart, that never forgets.
The Three Brothers from The London Literary Gazette (20th June 1829) as Fame : An Apologue - The Vow of the Peacock (1835)