mole sting quotes

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Mole dog,
I wish your mother would wake you up
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Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
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If you would keep your soul
From spotted sight or sound,
Live like the velvet mole;
Go burrow underground.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
For it is not possible to join serpentine wisdom with columbine innocency, except men know exactly all the conditions of the serpe ...
Does the Eagle know what is in the pit
Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?
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Then, welcome each rebuff
That turns earth's smoothness rough,
Each sting that bids nor sit nor stand but go!
"Please your honors," said he, "I'm able,
By means of a secret charm, to draw
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Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens ... to stumble upon it.
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