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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
IV. Inevitable
Inscription in Melrose Abbey
Anonymous
 
THE EARTH goes on the earth glittering in gold,
The earth goes to the earth sooner than it wold;
The earth builds on the earth castles and towers,
The earth says to the earth—All this is ours.
 
 
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