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Sweet stay a while…

Awake, awake! thou heavy sprite.

That sleep’st the deadly sleep of sin!

Rise now and walk the ways of light,

’Tis not too late yet to begin.

Seek heaven early, seek it late;

True Faith finds still an open gate.

Get up, get up, thou leaden man!
Thy track, to endless joy or pain,
Yields but the model of a span:
Yet burns out thy life’s lamp in vain!
One minute bounds thy bane or bliss;
Then watch and labour while time is.
From Thomas Campion’s Two Books of Airs (circ. 1613).
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"If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution." I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."

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