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The Major Works by John Dryden
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Apr 14, 11

bookshelves: poetry
Read in April, 2011

"Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I have lived today.
Be fair or foul or rain or shine
The joys I have possessed, in spite of fate, are mine.
Not Heaven itself upon the past has power,
But what has been, has been, and I have had my hour."

Great collection to pick up, read a little, get inspired and fired up, then put back on the shelf. I can not critique poetry an more than Neal Diamond can sing opera. But I like it. I always feel superior to the monkeys, when I add another volume to the poetry shelf.
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