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In marble halls as white as milk,
Lined with a skin as soft as silk,
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Interred beneath this marble stone
Lie Saunt'ring Jack and Idle Joan.
Not marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes shall outlive this powerful rime;
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My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand. His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black ...
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
Rimbaud and Verlaine, precious pair of poets,
Genius in both (but what is genius?) playing
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Life for me has been exactly what I thought it would be--a cake, which I have eaten and had too.
So that the old joy, modest as cake, as wine and friendship
Will stay with us at the last, backed by the night
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The first year was like icing.
Then the cake started to show through.
"It is such a beautiful day I had to write you a letter
From the tower, and to show I'm not mad:
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