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Alas! What Boots The Long Laborious Quest

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ALAS! what boots the long laborious quest
Of moral prudence, sought through good and ill;
Or pains abstruse-to elevate the will,
And lead us on to that transcendent rest
Where every passion shall the sway attest
Of Reason, seated on her sovereign hill;
What is it but a vain and curious skill,
If sapient Germany must lie deprest,
Beneath the brutal sword?-Her haughty Schools
Shall blush; and may not we with sorrow say-

A few strong instincts and a few plain rules,
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Ratnakar Mandlik 03 July 2019

" What boosts the long laborious quest Of moral prudence, sought through good and ill" One of the best sonnets of William Wordsworth, a great master craftsman.

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Sugar 27 January 2019

Whst these ppl know about Germany... Its ridiculous what they do to art..

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Uonder 27 January 2019

Incredible has long skills...

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