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“Fear and gain are great perverters of mankind:

where either prevails, the judgment is violated.”


– William Penn, Fruits of Solitude in Reflections & Maxims (Philadelphia: Benjamin Johnson, 1792), 34. 


William Penn, born today 10/14/1644, London, Quaker, named Pennsylvania for his father.

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Today, Tomorrow, To eternity,

In pause-less time and pace.

To get, to gain, to servility,

As the noted rodent race.


To gather, to garner, to glean;

As though life were all bread,

And men, as mice, were seen, 

And their hearts as heavy lead.  -eab, 10/67


(T.T.T. is borrowed from Piet Heim, Danish, WW II poet.)


Written at Hobe Sound Bible College,Florida.

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