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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Verse: ‘Westward the course of Empire’
By George Berkeley (1685–1753)
 
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WESTWARD the course of Empire takes its way.
The four first acts already past,
A fifth shall close the drama with the day:
Time’s noblest offspring is the last.
 
 
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