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"Why do you strive for greatness, "Consider the lilies of the field, how
they grow. They don't toil, neither do they spin, yet I tell you that even
Solomon in all his glory was not dressed like one of these", fool?"
(notice the comma before the word "fool")

"Fain would I have mine eyes even with their eyes."
(what a superb rejection/disdaining line this is!)

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Poet: Stephen Crane
Poem: 52. Why do you strive for greatness, fool?
Volume: The Black Riders & Other Lines
Year: 1905
Added: Jan 31 2004
Viewed: 10270 times
Poem of the Day: Feb 20 2003

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