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... it is only after years and years that you can speak of penury in the midst of opulence, of hunger in the midst of almost sinfu ...
Man's feeble race what ills await!
Labour, and Penury, the racks of Pain,
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Ay, but to die, and go we know not where;
To lie in cold obstruction, and to rot;
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The weariest and most loathèd worldly life,
That age, ache, penury and imprisonment
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In the middle classes the gifted son of a family is always the poorest--usually a writer or artist with no sense for speculation-- ...
The return of my birthday, if I remember it, fills me with thoughts which it seems to be the general care of humanity to escape.
Welcome, O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncr ...
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