• If you will observe, it doesn't take
    A man of giant mould to make
    A giant shadow on the wall;
    And he who in our daily sight
    Seems but a figure mean and small,
    Outlined in Fame's illusive light,
    May stalk, a silhouette sublime,
    Across the canvas of his time.

    "Authors' Night". Poem by John Townsend Trowbridge,