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Compensation

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why should I keep holiday,
When other men have none?
Why but because when these are gay,
I sit and mourn alone.

And why when mirth unseals all tongues
Should mine alone be dumb?
Ah! late I spoke to silent throngs,
And now their hour is come. 

Added: 6 Oct 2002 | Last Read: 22 Jun 2018 6:46 PM | Viewed: 5185 times

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