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If today I stand here as a revolutionary, it is as a revolutionary against the Revolution.
I hear
the tide turning. Last
eager wave over-
taken and pulled back
by first wave of the ebb.
The morning breaks; the steeds in their stalls
Stamp and neigh, as the hostler calls;
...
The tide rises, the tide falls,
The twilight darkens, the curlew calls;
...
Where was he going, this man against the sky?
You know not, nor do I.
'Tis with my mind
As with the tide swelled up unto his height,
That makes a still-stand, running neither way.
Naked in bed, Iago, and not mean harm?
It is hypocrisy against the devil.
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This Government has found occasion to express, in a friendly spirit, but with much earnestness, to the Government of the Czar, its ...
[Religious establishment] is adverse to the diffusion of the light of Christianity ... [because] with an ignoble and unchristian t ...
Your blasphemy, Salman, can't be forgiven.... To set your words against the Words of God.
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