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Touch it: it won’t shrink like an eyeball,
This egg-shaped bailiwick, clear as a tear.
Here’s yesterday, last year —
Palm-spear and lily distinct as flora in the vast…
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“He always puts himself in his books,” said his sister-in-law Mary Mann, “he cannot help it.” – from Hawthorne: A Life by Brenda Wineapple
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