Bartlett quotes

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Liking one person is an extra reason for liking another.
A convention is a social pattern we have chosen to prefer over whatever the raw world simply proffers. It is a sign of the operati ...
Athletes and actors--let actors stand for the set of performing artists--share much. They share the need to make gesture as fluid ...
As the clouds the clouds chase;
And we go,
And we drop like the fruits of the tree,
Even we,
Even so.
Not a breath of wild air;
Still as the mosses that glow
On the flooring and over the lines
The pine-tree drops its dead;
They are quiet, as under the sea.
Darker grows the valley, more and more forgetting:
So were it with me if forgetting could be willed.
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She whom I love is hard to catch and conquer,
Hard, but O the glory of the winning were she won!
Could I find a place to be alone with heaven,
I would speak my heart out heaven is my need.
Love that so desires would fain keep her changeless;
Fain would fling the net, and fain have her free.
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