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Christmas poem #2: Alfred, Lord Tennyson "In Memoriam A.H.H."

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Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
    The flying cloud, the frosty light:
    The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
    Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
    The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
    For those that here we see no more;
    Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
    And ancient forms of party strife;
    Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
    The faithless coldness of the times;
    Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
    The civic slander and the spite;
    Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
    Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
    Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

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Rabbit gone to ground? And other blog-related matters

Thin Potations seems to have gone deeper underground today…

Christmas decorations here have also gone, except for the special items in the Vodpod. Decorations remain on English/ESL.

There is no connection between these two events. I just wanted more than three or four posts per page here…

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Microsoft brings me Christmas presents…

…but failed to tell me I needed to bring a cut lunch. Yes, aside from various of the usual bits of cork and chewing gum, they have sent the first service pack update to Office 2007, as you may see:

megaupdate

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