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Quotation by Robert Lowell
It is night,
And it is vanity, and age
Blackens the heart of Adam. Fear,
The yellow chirper, beaks its cage.
Robert Lowell (1917–1977), U.S. poet. In the Cage (l. 11–14). . .
New Oxford Book of American Verse, The. Richard Ellmann, ed. (1976) Oxford University Press.
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