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Ask every person if he's heard the story,
And tell it strong and clear if he has not,
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The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue.... Moreover this activity ...
[I]t is worth remembering that every writer begins with a naively physical notion of what art is. A book for him or her is not an ...
Pity the selfishness of lovers: it is brief, a forlorn hope; it is impossible.
And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief;
I shook off the sweat and the sun. I understood that I had destroyed the balance of the day, the exceptional silence of a beach wh ...
Go, throng each other's drawing-rooms,
Ye idols of a petty clique:
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He had seen the end of an era, the sunset of the pioneer. He had come upon it when already its glory was nearly spent. So in the b ...
The language of the game is interesting. You can think of the pauses as caesuras, breaks between the lines. As a poem the game is ...
Doubt is long-winded. Certainty is brief.
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