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First Line: It is an honorable thought, / and makes one lift one's hat
Last Line: Flit russetly away.
Subject(s): Immortality

It is an honorable thought,
And makes one lift one's hat,
As one encountered gentlefolk
Upon a daily street,

That we've immortal place,
Though pyramids decay,
And kingdoms, like the orchard,
Flit russetly away.

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