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Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud,
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From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud--
Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud?
The Spirit of Place [does not] exert its full influence upon a newcomer until the old inhabitant is dead or absorbed. So America.. ...
Spirit of place! It is for this we travel, to surprise its subtlety; and where it is a strong and dominant angel, that place, seen ...
it was not enough to be for abolition/while the spirit of the masters
flickered in the abolitionist's heart
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When the tempter me pursueth
With the sins of all my youth,
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When the artless doctor sees
No one hope, but of his fees,
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In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
Sweet Spirit comfort me!
And my spirit is grown to a lordly great compass within,
That the length and the breadth and the sweep of the marshes of
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Sweet pliability of man's spirit, that can at once surrender itself to illusions, which cheat expectation and sorrow of their wear ...
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