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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Each and All
By William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 

HEAVEN doth with us as we with torches do,
Not light them for themselves; for if our virtues
Did not go forth of us, ’twere all alike
As if we had them not. Spirits are not finely touched
But to fine issues: nor Nature never lends        5
The smallest scruple of her excellence,
But, like a thrifty goddess, she determines
Herself the glory of a creditor,
Both thanks and use.
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(From Macbeth.)

THE FLIGHTY purpose never is o’ertook
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Unless the deed go with it: from this moment,
The very firstlings of my heart shall be
The firstlings of my hand.
 
 
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