Barbara's History, Volum 3

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Side 316 - THE LIFE OF JMW TURNER, RA, from Original Letters and Papers furnished by his Friends, and Fellow Academicians. By WALTER THORNBURY.
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Side 15 - There is not wind enough in the air To move away the ringlet curl From the lovely lady's cheek — There is not wind enough to twirl The one red leaf, the last of its clan, That dances as often as dance it can, Hanging so light, and hanging so high, On the topmost twig that looks up at the sky.
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