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Page 262 - : these are the last words Mickiewicz adds to the poem : " was with the guests. I drank the wine and mead, and what I saw and heard I have gathered in this book." The dream of the poet, who had no literary ambition, and whose thought was always with his country, was that this song of manners and tradition should penetrate to the cottage hearths of his nation, and be sung by the lips of the peasants. He had his desire. To this day...