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Browning, Robert - Reverie - So, my annals thus begin



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Robert Browning  - from Reverie

So, my annals thus begin
With body, to life awoke
Soul, the immortal twin
Of body which bore soul's yoke
Since mortal and not akin.

By means of the flesh, grown fit
Mind, in surview of things
Now soared, anon alit
To treasure its gatherings
From the ranged expanse – to wit

Nature – earth's, heaven's wide show
Which taught all hope, all fear:
Acquainted with joy and woe
I could say 'Thus much is clear
Doubt annulled thus much: I know'

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Browning, Robert

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