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Henry David Thoreau

(12 July 1817 – 6 May 1862 / Concord, Massachusetts)

Great God, I Ask for no Meaner Pelf


Great God, I ask for no meaner pelf
Than that I may not disappoint myself,
That in my action I may soar as high
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  • Gold Star - 10,634 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/18/2014 9:42:00 AM)

    Faith in god and love to the universe is a good thing to lead a good and perfect life. The great poet takes the opportunity to remind the name of god through the poem and a good introspction goes on and nice to read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 134 Points Terrance Tracy (11/11/2013 7:18:00 AM)

    A good introspective poem of how others viewed him, but what they judged was not what he was. He was not the person they knew.

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