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Shapes of Clay

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Author: Ambrose Bierce
Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,610 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 80.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 851
Added to site: 2004.07.04
mnybks.net#: 8706
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OVUM ORGANUM.

In Bacon see the culminating prime Of Anglo-Saxon intellect and crime. He dies and Nature, settling his affairs, Parts his endowments among us, his heirs: To every one a pinch of brain for seed, And, to develop it, a pinch of greed. Each thrifty heir, to make the gift suffice, Buries the talent to manure the vice.


GEOTHEOS.

As sweet as the look of a lover Saluting the eyes of a maid, That blossom to blue as the maid Is ablush to the glances above her, The sunshine is gilding the glade And lifting the lark out of shade.

Sing therefore high praises, and therefore Sing songs that are ancient as gold, Of Earth in her garments of gold; Nor ask of their meaning, nor wherefore They charm as of yore, for behold! The Earth is as fair as of old.

Sing songs of the pride of the mountains, And songs of the strength of the seas, And the fountains that fall to the seas From the hands of the hills, and the fountains That shine in

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