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The office ... make[s] its incumbent a repair man behind a dyke. No sooner is one leak plugged than it is necessary to dash over a ...
Alas! they had been friends in youth;
But whispering tongues can poison truth.
Ah! from the soul itself must issue forth
A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud
Enveloping the Earth.
Swans sing before they die--'twere no bad thing
Should certain persons die before they sing.
Forth from his dark and lonely hiding-place,
(Portentous sight!) the owlet Atheism,
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And the Devil did grin, for his darling sin
Is pride that apes humility.
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race!
I love the languid patience of thy face.
Oh, London is a man's town, there's power in the air;
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
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I know that Europe's wonderful, yet something seems to lack;
The Past is too much with her, and the people looking back.
Oh, it's home again, and home again, America for me!
I want a ship that's westward bound to plow the rolling sea,
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