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  • Thus Saith The Lord, I Offer Thee Three Things
    In poisonous dens, where traitors hide
    Like bats that fear the day,
    While all the land our charters claim
    Is sweating blood and breathing flame, ...
  • J. D. R
    The friends that are, and friends that were,
    What shallow waves divide!
    I miss the form for many a year
    Still seated at my side. ...
  • At The Summit
    Sister, we bid you welcome, - we who stand
    On the high table-land;
    We who have climbed life's slippery Alpine slope,
    And rest, still leaning on the staff of hope, ...
  • Humboldt's Birthday
    Ere yet the warning chimes of midnight sound,
    Set back the flaming index of the year,
    Track the swift-shifting seasons in their round
    Through fivescore circles of the swinging sphere! ...
  • Hymn At The Funeral Services Of Charles Sumner, April 29, 1874
    Once more, ye sacred towers,
    Your solemn dirges sound;
    Strew, loving hands, the April flowers,
    Once more to deck his mound. ...
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Long 187 Love 137 I Love You 137 Earth 133 Sweet 130 Hear 127 White 122 Bright 121 Life 120 Morning 117


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Hassn1020657: all limitations are self-imposed. – oliver wendell holmes
Sociotrip: “a mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – oliver wendell holmes
Realankurchawla: “what lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -oliver wendell holmes
Suelimen_: "the prophecies of what the court will do in fact, and nothing more pretentious, are what i mean by the law." ~ oliver wendell holmes jnr. ~ it makes more sense now as i remember the days of jurisprudence! we simply watch while we wait.
Harry_ramsay: there's a beautiful quote i've loved for a long time, supposedly attributed to oliver wendell holmes jr, which goes something like: "i would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but i would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity."
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Richard C Martin: Just great and read just because.

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The Sweets of Pillage, can be known
To no one but the Thief-
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Is his divinest Grief-


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