University of Western Australia – Robert Bridges

 

Have walked past Winthrop Hall at the University of Western Australia without before having noticed the quote on the long seat which overlooks the pond. It says, “Verily by beauty it is that we come at wisdom” from a poem by Robert Bridges called a “Testament to Beauty” and composed in 1929. The quote relates to the university’s motto which is “Seek Wisdom”

Robert Bridges is not now well-known, but in his own time achieved considerable fame, and was poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.

winthrop-hall-wisdom-quote

 

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