George Santayana began as a poet, and, though he came to be known as philosopher, teacher and critic, a poet he remained. There was nothing blank, free or modern about his verses'; they rhymed, and what he had to say often sounded like a translation from the Latin classics, with which he was intimately familiar. When he died in Rome last month at 88, this poem, entitled The Poet's Testament, was found among his papers. Read at his funeral in place of a religious service, it reminded many a listener of the work of Catullus, who wrote of life and death...

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