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But when thou shalt be in the sweet world, I pray thee bring me to men's memory.
The man who lies asleep will never waken fame, and his desire and all his life drift past him like a dream, and the traces of his memory fade from time like smoke in air, or ripples on a stream.
At grief so deep the tongue must wag in vain; the language of our sense and memory lacks the vocabulary of such pain.
In that part of the book of my memory before which is little that can be read, there is a rubric, saying, "Incipit Vita Nova [The new life begins]."
In that book which is
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words...
Here begins a new life.
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