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Famous Acquiring Poems by Famous Poets

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
But think you not, my friend, he'd never talk!
Talk? He was eldritch at it; and we listened -- 
Thereby acquiring much we knew before
About ourselves, and hitherto had held
Irrelevant, or not prime to the purpose.
And there were some, of course, and there be now,
Disordered and reduced amazedly
To resignation by the mystic seal
Of young finality the gods had laid
On everything that made him a young demon;
And one or two shot looks at him already
As he had ...Read More

by Khayyam, Omar
...Guard thyself from being coarse in the eyes of all
drinkers, guard thyself from acquiring a bad reputation
before the sages, and drink wine; for, whether you drink
or not, if you belong to the fire of Hell, you would not
know how to enter Paradise.
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