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Unto this wood I came As to a nest Dreaming that sylvan peace Offered the harrowed ease- Nature a soft release From men's unrest

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Ethelberta breathed a sort of exclamation, not right out, but stealthily, like a parson's damn.
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Well what we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith. The more we know of the laws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to be - and the non-necessity of it.
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Some folk want their luck buttered.
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And blended pulsing life with lives long done,
Till Time seemed fiction, Past and Present one.
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No one can read with profit that which he cannot learn to read with pleasure.
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There are accents in the eye which are not on the tongue, and more tales come from pale lips than can enter an ear. It is both the grandeur and the pain of the remoter moods that they avoid the pathway of sound.
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