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Percy Bysshe Shelley: Invocation to Misery

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Song for 'Tasso'Stanzas Written in Dejection, ...Invocation to Misery Published by Medwin, "The Athenaeum", September 8, 1832. Reprinted (as "Misery, a Fragment") by…

The King Sends His Own Physician

The King Sends His Own PhysicianEt Rex Ipse Suum MittitMeditationJohn Donne STILL when we return to that meditation that man is a world, we find new discoveries. Let him be a world, and himsel…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Death

by Percy Bysshe Shelley LinesOthoDeath Published by Mrs. Shelley in "Posthumous Poems", 1824. 1. They die—the dead return not—Misery Sits near an open grave and calls them over, A Youth w…

Tao Te Ching: Chapter 21

by Lao-TseChapter 20Chapter 22Chapter 21 1 The government that seems the most unwise, Oft goodness to the people best supplies; That which is meddling, touching everything, Will …

South America Inherits Asia's Woes

1999 News of the World The Asian financial crisis seemed to stabilize by 1999, although recovery will require patience: the World Bank estimated that the four largest economies affected (Indone…

Anne Bradstreet: Upon Some Distemper of Body

Upon Some Distemper of Body In anguish of my heart replete with woes, And wasting pains, which best my body knows, In tossing slumbers on my wakeful bed, Bedrenched with tears that flowed f…