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Herman Melville (1819-1891)

Greek Architecture


              1Not magnitude, not lavishness,
              2But Form -- the Site;
              3Not innovating wilfulness,
              4But reverence for the Archetype.


Online text copyright © 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto.
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries.

Original text: Collected Poems of Herman Melville, ed. Howard P. Vincent (Chicago: Packard, 1947): 248. PS 2382 V5 Robarts Library
First publication date: 1891
RPO poem editor: Ian Lancashire
RP edition: 2003
Recent editing: 1:2003/6/2

Rhyme: abab


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