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The cloister and the observatory saint
Take comfort in about the same complaint.
So science and religion really meet.
And Satan trembles when he sees
The weakest saint upon his knees.
He sought an earthly leader who could stand
Without panache, without cockade,
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I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game's afoot!
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I am qualmish at the smell of leek.
Give all thou canst; high Heaven rejects the lore
Of nicely-calculated less or more.
Not Angles, but angels.
[Non Angli sed Angeli.]
There are nine orders of angels, to wit, angels, archangels, virtues, powers, principalities, dominations, thrones, cherubim, and ...
Follow your saint, follow with accents sweet;
Haste you, sad notes, fall at her flying feet.
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The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
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