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Quotation by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Wild air, world-mothering air, Nestling me everywhere, That each eyelash or hair Girdles; goes home betwixt The fleeciest, frailest-fixed Snowflake; that's fairly mixed With, riddles, and is rife In every least thing's life.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), British poet, Jesuit priest. The Blessed Virgin Compared to the Air We Breathe, l. 1-8 (written 1883), published in Poems (1918).
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