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One would like to know more of that race, now extinct, whose seines lie rotting in the garrets of their children, who openly profe ...
To-day unbind the captive,
So only are ye unbound;
Lift up a people from the dust,
Trump of their rescue, sound!
I, in my pleached garden, watched the pomp,
Forgot my morning wishes, hastily
Every day brings a ship,
Every ship brings a word;
Spring is strong and virtuous,
Broad-sowing, cheerful, plenteous,
What potent blood hath modest May;
What fiery force the earth renews,
Ever the words of the gods resound;
But the porches of man's ear
GOETHE, raised o'er joy and strife,
Drew the firm lines of Fate and Life,
You doubt we read the stars on high,
Nathless we read your fortunes true;
More matter for a May morning.
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