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    The Apology

    by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Think me not unkind and rude,
    That I walk alone in grove and glen;
    I go to the god of the wood
    To fetch his word to men.

    Tax not my sloth that I
    Fold my arms beside the brook;
    Each cloud that floated in the sky
    Writes a letter in my book.

    Chide me not, laborious band,
    For the idle flowers I brought;
    Every aster in my hand
    Goes home loaded with a thought.

    There was never mystery,
    But 'tis figured in the flowers,
    Was never secret history,
    But birds tell it in the bowers.

    One harvest from thy field
    Homeward brought the oxen strong;
    A second crop thine acres yield,
    Which I gather in a song.
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