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Not Youth Pertains to Me.

Part of the cluster DRUM-TAPS.


NOT youth pertains to me, Nor delicatesse, I cannot beguile the time with talk, Awkward in the parlor, neither a dancer nor elegant, In the learn'd coterie sitting constrain'd and still, for learning  
 inures not to me,
Beauty, knowledge, inure not to me—yet there are two or three  
 things inure to me,
I have nourish'd the wounded and sooth'd many a dying soldier, And at intervals waiting or in the midst of camp, Composed these songs.

Part of the cluster DRUM-TAPS.

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