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Sink not in spirit; who aimeth at the sky
Shoots higher much than he that means a tree.
Great trees are good for nothing but shade.
Man stole the fruit, but I must climb the tree.
Oh that I were an orange-tree,
That busy plant!
Then I should ever laden be,
And never want
Some fruit for Him that dressed me.
Now I am here, what thou wilt do with me
None of my books will show:
I read, and sigh, and wish I were a tree;
For then I should grow
To fruit or shade: at least some bird would trust
Her household to me, and I should be just.
I got me flowers to strew Thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But Thou wast up by break of day,
And brought'st Thy sweets along with Thee.
When the tree is fallen, all goe with their hatchet.
[When the tree is fallen, all go with their hatchet.]
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