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    It were a blessed sight to see
    That child become a willow tree,
    His brother trees among.
    He’d be four times as tall as me,
    And live three times as long.
    —Catherine Maria Fanshawe (1765–1834)

    Ask a toad what beauty is, the supreme beauty, the to kalon. He will tell you it is his lady toad with her two big round eyes coming out of her little head, her large flat snout, yellow belly, brown back.
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