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Borrowed From Nathaniel Lewis, Boston Merchant

What's fame, a life in others' breath,
A thing beyond us even before our death.
A wit's a feather, and a chief's a rod,
but an honest man's the noble work of God.
WildeOscar WildeOscar 51-55, M 3 Responses Jun 21, 2011

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Quercus, beautiful. We seem to share a similar honesty, one that serves us well. No farewells.

Merchant Lewis died in1778, and I borrowed this, but didn't plan on using it in any permanet sense anytime soon. Feathers you say? Mental note...

Milky thinks this is lovely. She would lay a little daisy chain on your grave every year on the date of your death and cry a bit at the thought you were gone. Honest men are hard to come by. Especially honest men who are such good writers. Please don't die any time soon.<br />
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xx<br />
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PS Don't knock a wit; Milky loves being tickled with feathers.