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" Oh! why should the spirit of mortal be proud? — Like a swift-fleeting meteor, a fast-flying cloud, A flash of the lightning, a break of the wave, He passeth from life to his rest in the grave. "The leaves of the oak and the willow shall fade, Be scattered... "
Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, - Σελίδα 308
των Carl Sandburg - 1926
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