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a word is elegy to what it signifies.
Almost any noble verse may be read, either as his elegy or eulogy, or be made the text of an oration on him.
Since to the awe of thy imperious wit
Our troublesome language bends, made only fit
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Here lies a King that ruled as he thought fit
The universal monarchy of wit;
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It was as lovely a summer as those that precede wars.
And they that rule in England
In stately conclave met,
Alas, alas, for England
They have no graves as yet.
The doctor found, when she was dead,
Her last disorder mortal.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Let not ambition mock their useful toil,
Their homely joys, and destiny obscure;
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The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
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