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Men there have been who have done the essayist's part so well as to have earned an immortality in the doing; but we have had not many of them, and they make but a poor figure on our shelves. It is a pity that things should be thus with us, for a good essayist is the pleasantest companion imaginable.

William Ernest Henley


Author Profession: Poet
Nationality: English
Born: August 23, 1849
Died: July 11, 1903


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