Wednesday, May 25, 2011

GIVE me my scallop-shell of quiet,
      My staff of faith to walk upon,
My scrip of joy, immortal diet,
      My bottle of salvation,
My gown of glory, hope's true gage;
And thus I'll take my pilgrimage.

from The Passionate Man's Pilgrimage
by Sir Walter Ralegh, written c. 1603

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