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THOUGHT.

OF what I write from myself—As if that were not the
resumé;
Of Histories—As if such, however complete, were not
less complete than the preceding poems;
As if those shreds, the records of nations, could possibly
be as lasting as the preceding poems;
As if here were not the amount of all nations, and of all
the lives of heroes.

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