I had a sudden inspiration about Dumbledore today. We do remember that Jo Rowling is a well-read author, especially with the classics. We do think that Emily Bronte, Dante, and Lord Byron all over the character of Severus Snape. We now wonder, how much has she read American literature? Perhaps she's not telling. But now that we've learned some more about Dumbledore of late, another literary hero comes to mind. He sure does look the part!
As I have lived—As I have look'd through my win-
dows, my eyes,
As I went forth in the morning—As I beheld the light
breaking in the east;
-Leaves of Grass, 1867