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"For want of me the world's course will not fail."

I have reluctantly concluded that I must suspend blogging, at least through the summer, if I'm to get more important things done.

Magna Est Veritas

Here, in this little Bay,
Full of tumultuous life and great repose,
Where, twice a day,
The purposeless, glad ocean comes and goes,
Under high cliffs, and far from the huge town,
I sit me down.
For want of me the world's course will not fail:
When all its work is done, the lie shall rot;
The truth is great, and shall prevail,
When none cares whether it prevail or not.

Coventry Patmore (1823-1896)

The Oxford Book of Victorian Verse, ed. Arthur Quiller-Couch, # 296, p. 407.

The Oxford Book of English Verse (new edition), ed. Arthur Quiller-Couch, # 772, pp. 937f.

Lane Core Jr. CIW P — Fri. 07/01/05 07:37:05 AM
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