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The race of prophets is extinct. Europe is becoming set in its ways, slowly embalming itself beneath the wrappings of its borders, ...
The anorexic prefigures this culture in rather a poetic fashion by trying to keep it at bay. He refuses lack. He says: I lack noth ...
The high plains, the beginning of the desert West, often act as a crucible for those who inhabit them. Like Jacob's angel, the reg ...
When the landscape buckles and jerks around, when a dust column of debris rises from the collapse of a block of buildings on bodie ...
Cry;--and upon thy so sore loss
Shall shine the traffic of Jacob's ladder
Pitched betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross.
It is of stone.
A rosy stone that takes
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and a man climbing
must scrape his knees, and bring
...
The stairway is not
a thing of gleaming strands
...
This was a way to thrive, and he was blest;
And thrift is blessing, if men steal it not.
Each had his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart; and his friends could only read the title, James Sp ...
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