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Nothing has shown more fully the prodigious ignorance of human ideas and their littleness, than the discovery of [Sir William] Her ...
find out who it is that writes those lovely cracker mottoes!'
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind ...
Before we shall again behold
In his diurnal race the world's great eye,
Go! climb that rock, and when thou there hast found
A star, contracted in a diamond,
Go! dive into the Southern Sea, and when
Th'ast found, to trouble the nice sight of men,
Your Beauty, ripe, and calm, and fresh,
As Eastern Summers are,
O harmless Death! whom still the valiant brave,
The wise expect, the sorrowful invite,
In every grave make room, make room!
The world's at an end, and we come, we come.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
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