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[100] through him, as it did in and through the boy by the Ayr, and the boy by the Avon. For Nature likes to be original, and to have her own way; and the most that we can do to help her— as was done by the Ayr and by the Avon—is to make everything beautiful and true. This shall we not do in Cambridge? Shall not ‘The Idea ’ have its full scope? Then, as surely as tides rise and moons fill out their slender crescents, the city's age of intelligence, of inspiring history, and of great poetry shall be even more in the future than in the glorious past.

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