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WHEN I READ THE BOOK.

WHEN I read the book, the biography famous;
And is this, then, (said I,) what the author calls a
man's life?
And so will some one, when I am dead and gone,
write my life?
(As if any man really knew aught of my life;
As if you, O cunning Soul, did not keep your secret
well!)

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