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Like figures on an ancient clock,
Warrior, or saint, or clown
In mathematics he was greater
Than Tycho Brahe, or Erra Pater:
--First a shiver, and then a thrill,
Then something decidedly like a spill,--
By putting forward the hands of the clock you shall not advance the hour.
They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk;
They'll tell the clock to any business that
We say befits the hour.
Being your slave, what should I do but tend
Upon the hours and times of your desire?
How sour sweet music is,
When time is broke and no proportion kept!
Soon after the Indian houses came in sight, but I could not at first tell my companion which of two or three large white ones was ...
I am less affected by their heroism who stood up for half an hour in the front line at Buena Vista, than by the steady and cheerfu ...
I have mummy truths to tell
Whereat the living mock,
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