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Lord Thomas was buried in the church,
Fair Ellinor in the choir;
Judge Thomas was a man who had used the system to get where he wanted to be, but then felt that everyone else should pull themselv ...
Saintliness is also a temptation.
Westward the course of empire takes its way;
The four first acts already past,
His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow'r.
Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?
He with cowslips pale,
Primrose, and purple lychnis, decked the green
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Beauty is one of the rare things that do not lead to doubt of God.
The only immorality ... is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
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