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Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procrustes turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

United States poet remembered for his long narrative poems (1807-1882)

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