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True love does not quarrel for slight reasons, such mistakes as mutual acquaintances can explain away, but, alas, however slight t ...
Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.
He slipped his hand and ran away!
He hadn't gone a yard when--Bang!
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Oh! snatch'd away in beauty's bloom,
On thee shall press no ponderous tomb;
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Come away, come sweet Love,
The golden morning breakes:
All the earth, all the ayre,
Of love and pleasure speakes.
Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyhow.
Pour away that youth
That overflows the heart
Into hair and mouth....
When my body leaves me
I'm lonesome for it.
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How selfhood begins with a walking away,
And love is proved in the letting go.
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