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Gambol and song and jubilee are done, Life's motley pilgrimage must be begun;--Another scene is crowding on the last,--Perhaps a darkened picture of the past; And we, who leave Youth's fairy vales behind, Where Joy hath hailed us on the summer wind, Would fain, with fond delay, prolong the hour, Which sternly strikes at Friendship's golden power.

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Source Notes: "Valedictory Poem" (delivered 17 July 1821, at Harvard College Class Day).

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Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 April 27, 1882) was a famous American essayist and one of America's most influential thinkers and writers.

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