A Quote by Susan Brownell Anthony on effort, prose, and understanding

I can see that "reap" and "deep," "prayers" and "bears," . . . do rhyme, and so I suppose it is a splendid effort, but if you had written it in plain prose, I could have understood it a great deal better and read it a great deal more easily.

Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906)

Source: Responding in 1987 to an admirer who had written a poem in her honor.

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