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Old 12-05-2005, 06:30 AM   #2032
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well were it not a pleasant thing
to fall asleep with all ones friends
to pass with all our social ties
to silence from the paths of men
and every hundred years to rise
and learn the world and sleep again
to sleep through years of mighty wars
and wake on science grown to more
on secrets of the brain, the stars
as wild as aught on fairy lore
and all that else the years will show
the poet-forms of stronger hours
the vast republics that may grow
the federations and the powers
titanic forces taking birth
in diverse seasons, diverse climes
for we are ancients of the earth
and in the morning of the times
so sleeping, so aroused from sleep
through sunny decades new and strange
or gay quinquenniads, would we reap
the flower and quintessence of change.

alfred lord tennyson
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