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Poem by Alfred Edward Housman


More Poems. 27. To Stand up Straight and Tread the Turning Mill


To stand up straight and tread the turning mill,
To lie flat and know nothing and be still,
        Are the two trades of man; and which is worse
I know not, but I know that both are ill.



Alfred Edward Housman


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