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A Tale of Two Fair Women; Or the Religion of Humanity (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CANTO II. I. Pigging ife Scene?Edwin's Rooms, Trinity College, Dublin. MORDAUNT. 'HAT is truth, and where is truth ? I ask. The deep sea wave's unbroken blue is kept; But where the shallows are, like vanity Of human life, the surge uplifts itself And topples o'er; and all the blue is lost With groans in mud and sand, and grinding 'stones ! Life has colour, which the eye can see: It ends?and ghosts gibber in the shades ! Aubrey (aside). He has got a craze brand-new since yesterday ! Edwin. What is truth, and where is truth ? we ask With Pilate; and with Pilate go, and leave The truth unclaimed with Him, who is the truth. But He sits calm above; we toss below, Scarce floating on the treacherous brine of life? Mordaunt. A storm-god puffs at us, and down we sink ! EDWIN. Well, sink thro' waves: but waves are possible, Because upholding in its unpierced urn, The great earth gives them to the sporting winds To toy with. Sure I am a purposed plan, Perfect as is the rolling, rounded earth, And strong as valleyed mountains, circles us. No drop is spilt, no life is lost. MORDAUNT. No drop Is spilt, you say. No life is lost, you say. The more the pity then, say I, if aught In life be wise but " seize the passing hour." Aye dig, delve down deeper than miner works, And cut a passage thro' the encircling plan, And spill the gathered tears and groaning sighs To sheer vacuity on t 'other side; That not a solitary drop be found Of life's elixir. EDWIN. Spoken like a man With perfect faith in naught, but his own ken Of all he knows not, inverse ratio! To build a house, or e 'en a paper boat To please his dabbling boy will cause him doubt As to proficiency: but make a world, Or launch an ark with thronging man and beast, ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Tale
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 112
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-80772-2
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-80772-0
Barcode: 9780217807722

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