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https://americanliterature.com/author/alfred-lord-tennyson/poem/aylmers-field

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892):

Dust are our frames; and gilded dust, our pride

Looks only for a moment whole and sound;

Like that long-buried body of the king,

Found lying with his urns and ornaments,

Which at a touch of light, an air of heaven,

Slipt into ashes and was found no more.

(...)

So Leolin went; and as we task ourselves

To learn a language known but smatteringly

In phrases here and there at random, toil'd

Mastering the lawless science of our law,

That codeless myriad of precedent,

That wilderness of single instances,

(...)

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