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“O Captain ! My Captain !" Walt Whitman
" The First Virtue"
The first virtue, sone, if thou wilt learn
Loke who that is most virtuous alway,
Ay me! how many perils doe enfold
Who will not mercie unto others show,
I was promised on a time
And more to lull him in his slumber soft,
- From " THE HOUSE OF SLEEP” (“6 THE FAERY QUEEN").
SIR WALTER RALEIGH
Lines Written the Night before his Execution
Even such is Time, that takes on trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
Who in the dark and silent grave.
- my blessing with you! And these few precepts in thy memory
"THIS WAS THE NOBLEST ROMAN.”
See thou character :- Give thy thoughts no tongue,
“ This was the Noblest Roman'
His life was gentle; and the elements
- From " Julius CÆSAR."
“ The Quality of Mercy
The quality of mercy is not strain’d,
- From “ MERCHANT OF VENICE."
Who is Silvia ? what is she,
That all our swains commend her ?