The Edinburgh Review, Volume 76

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A. and C. Black, 1843 - English literature
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Page 432 - See the wretch, that long has tost On the thorny bed of pain, At length repair his vigour lost, And breathe and walk again : The meanest floweret of the vale, The simplest note that swells the gale, The common sun, the air, the skies, To him are opening paradise.
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