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Public Waste
Rudyard Kipling
Walpole talks of "a man and his price." List to a ditty queer -- The sale of a Deputy-Acting-Vice- Resident-Engineer, Boug ht like a bullock, hoof ...Rate it:

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Of Public Spirit In Regard To Public Works: An Epistle, To His Royal Highness Frederick Prince of Wa
Richard Savage
Great Hope of Britain!-Here the Muse essays A theme, which, to attempt alone, is praise. Be Her's a zeal of Public Spirit known! A princely zeal!-a...Rate it:

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Eternal Time, That Wastest Without Waste
Anonymous Americas
Eternal Time, that wastest without waste, That art and art not, diest, and livest still; Most slow of all, and yet of greatest haste; Both ill and ...Rate it:

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In The Waste Hour
William Ernest Henley
In the waste hour Between to-day and yesterday We watched, while on my arm - Living flesh of her flesh, bone of her bone - Dabbled in sweat the sac...Rate it:

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Sonnet 129: Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame
William Shakespeare
Th' expense of spirit in a waste of shame Is lust in action; and, till action, lust Is perjured, murderous, bloody full of blame, Savage, extreme, ...Rate it:

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The Autumn Waste
Archibald Lampman
There is no break in all the wide grey sky, Nor light on any field, and the wind grieves, And talks of death. Where cold grey waters lie Round grey...Rate it:

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Waste of time (but not of feelings ±200)
Nobody Nose
January 17th On a freezing day 1817 I ran into you Almost by chance Not knowing that Since the time elapsed I'd've liked to know more of you Make y...Rate it:

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I Simply Didn't Want To Waste My Today
Nikhil Parekh
I didn't remember the color of the shirt I was wearing yesterday; the exact number of buttons adorning its daintily frilled frontal periphery, I ...Rate it:

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The Song of the Waste-Paper Basket
Henry Lawson
O BARD of fortune, you deem me nought But a mark for your careless scorn. For I am the echo-less grave of thought That is strangled before it’s bor...Rate it:

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The Committee On Public Morals
Ambrose Bierce
The Senate met in Sacramento city; On public morals it had no committee Though greatly these abounded. Soon the quiet Was broken by the Senators in...Rate it:

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On Torture: A Public Singer
Hilaire Belloc
Torture will give a dozen pence or more To keep a drab from bawling at his door. The public taste is quite a different thing- Torture is positiv...Rate it:

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"Us Artists -- Before Public Was, or Grants, or Can Litter"
Margaret Avison
Fourth stanza: One wore a stilts, one wore a daubed top-hat. Well, among us we were satisfat. from "Always Now: Collected Poems of Margaret...Rate it:

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Closing Time: Public Library
Lesbia Harford
At ten o'clock the great gong sounds its dread Prelude to splendour. I push back my chair, And all the people leave their books. We flock, Still...Rate it:

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In The Public Library
Lesbia Harford
Standing on tiptoe, head back, eyes and arm Upraised, Kate groped to reach the higher shelf. Her sleeve slid up like darkness in alarm At gleam ...Rate it:

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On A Change Of Masters At A Great Public School
George Gordon Lord Byron
WHERE are those honours, Ida! once yow own, When Probus fill'd your magisterial throne? As ancient Rome, fast falling to disgrace, Hail'd a barbari...Rate it:

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Sassoon's Public Statement Of Defiance
Siegfried Sassoon
'I am making this statement as an act of wilful defiance of military authority, because I believe the war is being deliberately prolonged by those ...Rate it:

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The General Public
Stephen Vincent Benet
"Ah, did you once see Shelley plain?" -- Browning. "Shelley? Oh, yes, I saw him often then," The old man said. A dry smile creased his face With...Rate it:

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Written For My Son, And Spoken By Him, At A public Examination For Victors.
Mary Barber
To you, Athenians, we again submit; Reward, or punish us, as you think fit. Let Idleness, unpity'd, meet Disgrace; For Idleness, this Year, is doub...Rate it:

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The Destroying Angel
William Topaz McGonagall
I dreamt a dream the other night That an Angel appeared to me, clothed in white. Oh! it was a beautiful sight, Such as filled my heart with delight...Rate it:

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There And Then Itself
Nikhil Parekh
No. I wouldn't waste time in approaching the police; who could vanquish the devil within instants; if using their firepower and authority; in the m...Rate it:

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If You Really Had The Urge To Clean Something
Nikhil Parekh
Don't waste your time in spuriously washing your clothes; scrubbing the surplus dirt adhering to your fingers for hours on the trot, For if you re...Rate it:

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Ode IX: To Curio
Mark Akenside
I. Thrice hath the spring beheld thy faded fame Since I exulting grasp'd the tuneful shell: Eager through endless years to sound thy name, Proud...Rate it:

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Ode IX. To Curio
Mark Akenside
Thrice hath the spring beheld thy faded fame Since I exulting grasp'd the tuneful shell: Eager through endless years to sound ...Rate it:

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The Eternal Circle
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Now, a visitor from somewhere right outside this Mundane Ball Do not ask me where he came from, for that point's not clear at all; For he might ha...Rate it:

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Elijah's Mantle
George Canning
A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM PITT. When, by th' Almighty's dread command Elijah, call'd from Israel's land, Rose in the sacre...Rate it:

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