The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information, Volume 23 (Google eBook)

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Hugh Chisholm
Encyclopaedia britannica Company, 1911 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Page 277 - To lift the smothering weight from off my breast? It were a vain endeavour, Though I should gaze for ever On that green light that lingers in the west: I may not hope from outward forms to win The passion and the life, whose fountains are within.
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