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Famous quotes containing the words clive and/or bloom:

    It appears I am destined for something; I will live.
    —Robert Clive (1725–1774)

    But pleasures are like poppies spread,
    You seize the flow’r, its bloom is shed;
    Or like the snow falls in the river,
    A moment white—then melts for ever;
    Robert Burns (1759–1796)