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    In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds.
    —Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Now ‘tis nought
    But restless hurry through the busy air,
    Beat by unnumbered wings.
    —James Thomson (1700–1748)