Earth gets its price


Earth gets its price


 

 Earth gets its price

 

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“Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us,


The beggar is taxed for a corner to die in, The priest hath his fee who comes and shrives us,


We bargain for the graves we lie in;


At the devil’s booth are all things sold, Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold;


For a cap and bells our lives we pay.


Bubbles we buy with a whole soul’s tasking,


‘Tis heaven alone that is given away,


‘Tis only God may be had for the asking,


No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.”


~ James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848


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