leathery turtle quotes

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The turtle lives 'twixt plated decks
Which practically conceal its sex.
My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one,
and come away.
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They own Spode, Lowestoft, candelabra,
Mantels, and hostess gowns, and sunburst clocks,
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"I couldn't afford to learn it," said the Mock Turtle with a sigh. "I only took the regular course."
"What was that?" inquire
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"And how many hours a day did you do lessons?" said Alice, in a hurry to change the subject.
"Ten hours the first day," said
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I have swich love-longinge,
That lik a turtle trewe is my moorninge:
I may nat ete namore than a maide."
Turtle Goddess
she of the hard shell
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But he her fears to cease
Sent down the meek-eyed Peace;
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I think of the nestling fallen into the deep grass,
The turtle gasping in the dusty rubble of the highway,
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for it is dark,
as dark as the leathery dead
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