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Quotation by Thomas Stanley
Thou art a toilsome mole, or less,
A moving mist;
But life is what none can express,
A quickness which my God hath kissed.
Thomas Stanley (1625–1678), British poet. Quickness (l. 17–20). . .
New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250–1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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