Lascelles Abercrombie Quote
The reason can only be this: heroic poetry depends on an heroic age, and an age is heroic because of what it is, not because of what it does.
If we had to earn our age by thinking for ourselves at least once a year, only a handful of people would reach adulthood.
About Lascelles Abercrombie
Lascelles Abercrombie, (9 January 1881 – 27 October 1938) was a British poet and literary critic, one of the "Dymock poets". After the First World War he worked as a professor of English literature in a number of English universities, writing principally on the theory of literature.