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" tis the draught of a breath — From the blossom of health to the paleness of death, From the gilded saloon to the bier and the shroud: — Oh ! why should the spirit of mortal be proud ? WILLIAM KNOX. "
Notes and Queries - Σελίδα 129
1901
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...stream, we feel the same sun. And run the same course that our fathers have run. Tis the wink of an eye— 'tis the draught of a breath— From the blossom...Oh, why should the spirit of mortal be proud? The poem, Lincoln told a visitor to the White House, was "continually present" with him. The fact of the...
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