Author: table (---.spacegate.com.ua)
Date: 02-01-06 08:50
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Every poem can be considered in two ways--as what the poet has to say, and as a thing which he makes.
C. S. Lewis, A preface to Paradise Lost
From fairest creatures we desire increase,
That thereby beauty\'s rose might never die,
But as the riper should by time decease,
His tender heir might bear his memory:
But thou contracted to thine own bright eyes,
Feed\'st thy light\'s flame with self-substantial fuel,
Making a famine where abundance lies,
Thy self thy foe, to thy sweet self too cruel:
Thou that art now the world\'s fresh ornament,
And only herald to the gaudy spring,
Within thine own bud buriest thy content,
And tender churl mak\'st waste in niggarding:
Pity the world, or else this glutton be,
To eat the world\'s due, by the grave and thee.
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.
Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises are responsible for almost all
the economic growth in the United States.