Stories about seeker to shame

My time, I knew, hath now come

In lonely accomplishment, and crestfallen muse, I endeavoured to build my mind anew. To tamper emotion, and temper, and brute, I sought in Truth, that art known to few.   For knowledge to passion, is as water to flame, And lust ablaze, puts but the seeker to shame. These lessons I knew, in earnest since long, Experience foretold, of those ruined and gone.   Yet for man is to err, as thence proceeds that favour divine, I heard the priest sing so, “Atone son, and in wisdom, pine!”   The altar was heavy, the heath a growing damp, Incense belittled the air putrid, The dark faltered amidst a winnowing lamp.   In servitude I knelt, a ...

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