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Found item #9:
"To stand up straight and tread the turning mill,
To lie flat and know nothing and be still,
Are the two trades of man; and which is worse
I know not, but I know that both are ill”
—A. E. Housman, “Twelve Poets”

Found item #9:

"To stand up straight and tread the turning mill,

To lie flat and know nothing and be still,

Are the two trades of man; and which is worse

I know not, but I know that both are ill”

—A. E. Housman, “Twelve Poets”

— 1 year ago with 3948 notes
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