laurel wreath quotes

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But seldom the laurel wreath is seen
Unmixed with pensive pansies dark;
If they have cut out your uterus
I will give you a laurel wreath
Give me simplicity, that I may live,
So live and like, that I may know Thy ways,
What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
The strongest poison ever known
Came from Caesar's laurel crown.
And before, with banner red,
Through the blizzard snow unseen,
Let arms yield to the toga, let the [victor's] laurel yield to the [orator's] tongue.
Kassandra shakes out her hair
Its gold clasped
What forests of laurel we bring, and the tears of mankind, to those who stood firm against the opinion of their contemporaries!
No more shall the war cry sever,
Or the winding rivers be red:
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