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and the words never said,
And the ominous, ominous dancing ahead.
Oh! full Surrey twilight! importunate band!
Oh! strongly adorable tennis-girl's hand!
Lord, reserve for me a crown,
And do not let my shares go down.
What a treat to hear Thy Word
Where the bones of leading statesmen,
Have so often been interred.
Approval of what is approved of
Is as false as a well-kept vow.
Down came the hairy talons
and horrible poison blade
And none of the garden noticed
that fizzing, hopeless fight.
A people so individual in its genius, so tenacious in love or hate, so captivating in its nobler moods.
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