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Document Title: Autobiographical Notes of the Life of William Bell Scott, Volume 1
Author: W. Minto, editor
Date of publication: 1892
Publisher: Harper and Brothers
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- Sister, arise: We have no more to sing
- Or say: The priest abideth as is meet,
- To minister. Rise up out of thy seat,
- Though peradventure 'tis an irksome thing
- To cross again the threshold of our king,
- Where his doors stand against the evil street,
- And let each step increase upon our feet
- The dust we shook from them at entering.
- Must we of very sooth go hence? The air,
10 Whose heat outside makes mist that can be seen,
- Is very clear and cool where we have been;
- The priest abideth ministering, lo,
- As he for service, why not we for prayer?
- It is so bidden, sister, let us go.
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by the bye, do you mean after all to settle in London again, or to go out at some distant
period in Newcastle, and have written over you—
- “Here lies Dunscotus
- Who died of lotus”?
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