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(About Man)

The value of old age depends upon the person who reaches it. To some men of early performance it is useless. To others, who are late to develop, it just enables them to finish the job.

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Lifes Little Ironies.
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There was a change in Boldwood's exterior from its former impassibleness and his face showed that he was now living outside his defences for the first time, and with a fearful sense of exposure.
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I am the family face; flesh perishes, I live on.
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Good, but not religious good.
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So little cause for carolings Of such ecstatic sound Was written on terrestrial things Afar or nigh around, That I could think there trembled through His happy good-night air Some blessed Hope, whereof he knew And I was unaware.
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O life with the sad seared face,
I weary of seeing thee,
And thy draggled cloak, and thy hobbling pace,
And thy too-forced pleasantry!
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