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Beginning My Studies


BEGINNING my studies, the first step pleas'd me so much, The mere fact, consciousness—these forms—the pow- 
 er of motion,
The least insect or animal—the senses—eyesight; The first step, I say, aw'd me and pleas'd me so much, I have never gone, and never wish'd to go, any farther, But stop and loiter all my life, to sing it in extatic songs.
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