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Give All to Love

By Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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Book Id: WPLBN0000711635
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Title: Give All to Love  
Author: Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
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Publisher: World Public Library Association


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Excerpt: GIVE all to love; // Obey thy heart; // Friends, kindred, days, // Estate, good-fame, // Plans, credit, and the Muse,- // Nothing refuse. // 'Tis a brave master; // Let it have scope: // Follow it utterly, // Hope beyond hope: // High and more high // It dives into noon, // With wing unspent, // Untold intent; // But it is a God, // Knows its own path // And the outlets of the sky. // It was never for the mean; // It requireth courage stout. // Souls above doubt, // Valor unbending, // It will reward,- // They shall return // More than they were, // And ever ascending. // Leave all for love; // Yet, hear me, yet, // One word more thy heart behoved, // One pulse more of firm endeavor,- // Keep thee to-day, // To-morrow, forever, // Free as an Arab // Of thy beloved. // Cling with life to the maid; // But when the surprise, // First vague shadow of surmise // Flits across her bosom young, // Of a joy apart from thee, // Free be she, fancy-free...


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