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‘A belt of straw and Ivy buds, With Coral clasps and Amber studs: And if these pleasures may thee move,  Come live with me, and be my love.’ ‘The Passionate Shepherd to His Love’ – Christopher Marlowe ‘You perhaps at one time thought there was such a thing as worldly happiness to be arrived at, at certain periods of time marked out – you have of necessity from your disposition been thus led away – I scarcely remember counting upon any Happiness – I look not for it if it be not in the present hour – nothing startles me beyond the moment. The Setting Sun will always set me to rights, or if a Sparrow come before my Window, I take part in its existence and pick about the gravel.’  – John Keats, from a letter to Benjamin Bailey, 22 November 1817 ‘I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.’ – John Keats, from a letter to Fanny Brawne, Newport, July 3, 1819 ‘We are the only poets, and everyone else is prose . ’ – Emily Dickinson, from a letter to Susan Gilbert The Mohs scale of mineral hardness is a qualitative ordinal scale characterizing scratch resistance of various minerals through the ability of harder material to scratch softer material. ‘All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince

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