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Calamus 28

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.


WHEN I peruse the conquered fame of heroes, and the  
 victories of mighty generals, I do not envy the  
Nor the President in his Presidency, nor the rich in  
 his great house;
But when I read of the brotherhood of lovers, how it  
 was with them,
How through life, through dangers, odium, un- 
 changing, long and long,
Through youth, and through middle and old age, how  
 unfaltering, how affectionate and faithful they  
Then I am pensive—I hastily put down the book, 
 and walk away, filled with the bitterest envy.

Part of the cluster CALAMUS.

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