Alfred Austin

(30 May 1835 – 2 June 1913 / Headingley)

Primacy Of Mind - Poem by Alfred Austin

Above the glow of molten steel,
The roar of furnace, forge, and shed,
Protectress of the City's weal,
Now, Learning rears her loftier head;

That Progress may at length descry
It lacks the clue to guide aright,
And, conscious of its blindness, cry
Unto the Muse, ``More light! More light!''

That Wealth may fitly yield the throne
To Letters, Science, artist-skill,
And Matter, willing subject, own
Mind must be lord and master still.


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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 8, 2010



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