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The aim of all is but to nurse the life (142)

With honor, wealth, and ease, in waning age; (143)

And in this aim there is such thwarting strife, (144)

That one for all, or all for one we gage; (145)

As life for honour in fell battle's rage;
Honor for wealth; and oft that wealth doth cost (147)

The death of all, and all together lost.

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