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To do a magnanimous thing

To do a magnanimous thing

To do a magnanimous thing
And take oneself by surprise
If oneself is not in the habit of him
Is precisely the finest of Joys

Not to do a magnanimous thing
Notwithstanding it never be known
Notwithstanding it cost us existence once
Is Rapture herself spurn



Poem To do a magnanimous thing - Emily Dickinson