Half-Remembered Quote From Cathedral Floor
January 31, 2013 7:53 AM   Subscribe

Back in 2005, I visited St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York with a friend of mine. Recently he asked if I remembered a quote engraved on the floor, something to the effect of, "Forget the [...], take up the chorus". While this sounds very familiar to me, I can't recall the full quote or the source. I remember it was part of a series of quotes engraved on the floor, mostly from (I believe) 20th-century writers and thinkers. Other than that, I'm stuck.
posted by Yiggs to Grab Bag (4 answers total)
 
Was it "Take up the song; forget the epitaph" (Edna St Vincent Millay)
posted by PlantGoddess at 7:56 AM on January 31, 2013


I think it might actually be: "Take up the song; forget the epitaph."

Which is the quotation given in in this article as Edna St. Vincent Millay's engraved quotation in the poets' corner.

(on preview: what PlantGoddess said. )
posted by halcyonday at 7:58 AM on January 31, 2013


This may help your search: The American Poets' Corner at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:59 AM on January 31, 2013


Perfect, that's it! Amazing! Thanks!
posted by Yiggs at 12:09 PM on January 31, 2013


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