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First Line: Season of snows, and season of
Last Line: And much too much of the other.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Brothers; Flowers; Grief; Seasons; Snow; Half-brothers; Sorrow; Sadness

SEASON of snows, and season of flowers,
Seasons of loss and gain! --
Since grief and joy must alike be ours,
Why do we still complain?

Ever our failing, from sun to sun,
O my intolerant brother: --
We want just a little too little of one,
And much too much of the other.

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