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Of Heaven
John Bunyan
Heaven is a place, also a state, It doth all things excel, No man can fully it relate, Nor of its glory tell. God made it for his residence, To si...Rate it:

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gold and iron are good To buy iron and gold; All earth's fleece and food For their like are sold. Hinted Merlin wise, Proved Napoleon great, Nor ki...Rate it:

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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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Satire II
John Donne
Sir; though (I thanke God for it) I do hate Perfectly all this towne, yet there's one state In all ill things so excellently best, That hate, to...Rate it:

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John Greenleaf Whittier
O Mother State! the winds of March Blew chill o'er Auburn's Field of God, Where, slow, beneath a leaden arch Of sky, thy mourning children trod. A...Rate it:

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The 5th Satire Of Book I. Of Horace : A Humorous Description Of The Author's Journey From Rome To Brundusium
William Cowper
'Twas a long journey lay before us, When I and honest Heliodorus, Who far in point of rhetoric Surpasses every living Greek, Each leaving our respe...Rate it:

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The Candid Candidate
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Alfred Ebenezer Jackson was a very earnest man, Who aspired to be a statesman, and he consequently ran At a general election as the Candid Candidat...Rate it:

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The Ghost - Book I
Charles Churchill
With eager search to dart the soul, Curiously vain, from pole to pole, And from the planets' wandering spheres To extort the number of our years, A...Rate it:

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The Legatee
Ambrose Bierce
In fair San Francisco a good man did dwell, And he wrote out a will, for he didn't feel well. Said he: 'It is proper, when making a gift, To stimul...Rate it:

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The Masque of Plenty
Rudyard Kipling
Argument. -- The Indian Government being minded to discover the economic condition of their lands, sent a Committee to inquire into it; and saw tha...Rate it:

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The Mountain Laboured
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
A patriot spake thus to an eager throng: 'Give me the power and I shall right each wrong. And Fortune, smiling, on our land shall look' His name w...Rate it:

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The Pine Tree
John Greenleaf Whittier
LIFT again the stately emblem on the Bay State's rusted shield, Give to Northern winds the Pine-Tree on our banner's tattered field. Sons of men wh...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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Ye Jacobites By Name
Robert Burns
Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, lend an ear! Ye Jacobites by name, lend an ear, Ye Jacobites by name, Your fautes I will proclaim, Your doct...Rate it:

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You Gote-heard Gods
Sir Philip Sidney
Strephon. You Gote-heard Gods, that loue the grassie mountaines, You Nimphes that haunt the springs in pleasant vallies, You Satyrs ioyde with ...Rate it:

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On the Critical Attitude
Bertolt Brecht
The critical attitude Strikes many people as unfruitful That is because they find the state Impervious to their criticism But what in this case is ...Rate it:

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The Peace of Dives
Rudyard Kipling
The Word came down to Dives in Torment where he lay: "Our World is full of wickedness, My Children maim and slay, "And the Saint and Seer and Proph...Rate it:

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The Forgotten Army.
Alan Parry-Booth
THE FORGOTTEN ARMY. (A belated lament.) So they signed a bloody armistice In nineteen-forty-five And the soldiers all came home again Those which ...Rate it:

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The Character of a Happy Life
Sir Henry Wotton
How happy is he born or taught, That serveth not another's will; Whose armour is his honest thought, And simple truth his highest skill; Whose pas...Rate it:

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Lora Butcher
In every state of mind: the brilliant moment and the unraveled plan, the quick, light grasp and the slow, heavy step In every stat...Rate it:

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A Poem To His Magesty, Presented To The Lord Keeper. To The Right Hon. Sir John Somers, Lord Keeper
Joseph Addison
If yet your thoughts are loose from state affairs, Nor feel the burden of a kingdom's cares; If yet your time and actions are your own; Receive ...Rate it:

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Liam Comáin
The Myth Of Atheism. ~~~ Those persons who believe and state That “There is no God!” always fail At supporting their contention re ‘Atheism’ becaus...Rate it:

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Address to the Unco Guid
Robert Burns
My Son, these maxims make a rule, An' lump them aye thegither; The Rigid Righteous is a fool, The Rigid Wise anither: The cleanest corn that er...Rate it:

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Essay on Man
Alexander Pope
The First Epistle Awake, my ST. JOHN!(1) leave all meaner things To low ambition, and the pride of Kings. Let us (since Life can ...Rate it:

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The Tale of the Tiger-Tree
Vachel Lindsay
A Fantasy, dedicated to the little poet Alice Oliver Henderson, ten years old. The Fantasy shows how tiger-hearts are the cause of war in all age...Rate it:

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