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O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the … Continue reading

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Lycidas by John Milton

A Lament for his friend, Edward King, who drowned en route from Chester on the Irish Sea in 1637 Yet once more, O ye laurels, and once more Ye myrtles brown, with ivy never sere, I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, … Continue reading

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The Old Familiar Faces by Charles Lamb

I had a mother, but she died, and left me, Died prematurely in a day of horrors — All, all are gone, the old familiar faces. I have had playmates, I have had companions, In my days of childhood, in … Continue reading

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In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Preface Strong Son of God, immortal Love, Whom we, that have not seen thy face, By faith, and faith alone, embrace, Believing where we cannot prove; Thine are these orbs of light and shade; Thou madest Life in man and … Continue reading

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