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First Line: Say not of me that weakly I declined
Last Line: Around the fire addressed its evening hours.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Architecture & Architects


Say not of me that weakly I declined
The labours of my sires, and fled the sea,
The towers we founded and the lamps we lit,
To play at home with paper like a child.
But rather say: In the afternoon of time
A strenuous family dusted from its hands
The sand of granite, and beholding far
Along the sounding coast its pyramids
And tall memorials catch the dying sun,
Smiled well content, and to this childish task
Around the fire addressed its evening hours.






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