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I would forget it fain,
But O, it presses to my memory
Like damnèd guilty deeds to sinners' minds.
"We are always doing," says he, "something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us."
He made all these and more,
Made all we see; and us, in spite: how else?
I have been wavering in my mind whether I should ever again touch this journal, unless it were to commit it to the flames--for thi ...
'Stay--stay with us!--rest--thou art
weary and worn!'--
I had rather munch a crust of brown bread and an onion in a corner, without any more ado or ceremony, than feed upon turkey at ano ...
Since ever they flung abroad in spring
The leaves had promised themselves this flight,
I know St. Thomas Aquinas calls eternity, nunc stans, and ever-abiding now; which is easy enough to say, but though I fain would, ...
But oh, not the hills of Habersham,
And oh, not the valleys of Hall
And my spirit is grown to a lordly great compass within,
That the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of
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