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James and Mary Ford, eds.  Every Day in the Year.  1902.
 
September 3
On the Death of Oliver Cromwell
By John Dryden (1631–1700)
 
(Died September 3, 1658)

HIS grandeur he derived from Heaven alone;
For he was great, ere fortune made him so:
And wars, like mists that rise against the sun,
Made him but greater seem, not greater grow.
 
 
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