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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882).  The Complete Works.  1904.
Vol. IX. Poems
 
I. Poems
Eros
 
THE SENSE 1 of the world is short,—
Long and various the report,—
  To love and be beloved;
Men and gods have not outlearned it;
And, how oft soe’er they ’ve turned it,        5
  Not to be improved.
 
Note 1. This poem was printed in the Dial for January, 1844. [back]
 
 
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