Knightly love is blent with reverence
As heavenly air is blent with heavenly blue.

Book i.

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An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.

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His smile is sweetened by his gravity.

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Wails so in winter for the summers dead,
And all sad sounds are nature’s funeral cries
For what has been and is not.