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The Odyssey of Homer

By: Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

...ered to remain in possession of the credit, and we cannot help feeling the force of the following observations:— “There are several incidental circums... ...dontiadæ, the chieftain of Thessaly, from his valour and the number of his forces, may have been the most im portant ally of the Peloponnesian sovere... ...e pre eminent value of the ancient poetry on the T rojan war may thus have forced the national feeling of the Athenians to yield to their taste. The s... ...elect an equal lord. Then let revenge your daring mind employ, By fraud or force the suitor train destroy, And starting into manhood, scorn the boy. H... ...billows scarcely curl’d, And a dead silence still’d the watery world; When lifted on a ridgy wave he spies The land at distance, and with sharpen’d ey... ...d and retoss’d, the ball incessant flies. They sport, they feast; Nausicaa lifts her voice, And, warbling sweet, makes earth and heaven rejoice. As wh... ...r knew to bear A plant so stately, or a nymph so fair. Awed from access, I lift my suppliant hands; For Misery, O queen! before thee stands. T wice te... ...e. No word the experienced man replies, But thus to heaven (and heavenward lifts his eyes): “O Jove! O father! what the king accords Do thou make perf... ...s inquires of his guest his name, parentage, and fortunes. Now fair Aurora lifts her golden ray, And all the ruddy orient flames with day: Alcinous, a...

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King Henry Vi, Part I

By: William Shakespeare

...unner of Orleans, (Master Gunner:) and his Son. (Boy:) General of the French forces in Bourdeaux. (General:) A French Sergeant. (Sargeant:) A Porter. ... ...gainst their faces. What should I say? his deeds exceed all speech: He ne’er lift up his hand but conquered. EXETER: We mourn in black: why mourn we... ...new risen up, Is come with a great power to raise the siege. [Here SALISBURY lifteth himself up and groans .] TALBOT: Hear, hear how dying Salisbury ... ...them then re enter TALBOT .] TALBOT: Where is my strength, my valor, and my force? Our English troops retire, I cannot stay them: A woman clad in arm... ... potter’s wheel; I know not where I am, nor what I do; A witch, by fear, not force, like Hannibal, Drives back our troops and conquers as she lists: S... ...d to watch in darkness, rain and cold. [Enter TALBOT, BEDFORD, BURGUNDY, and Forces, with scaling ladders, their drums beating a dead march .] TALBOT... ...at, if it chance the one of us do fail, The other yet may rise against their force. BEDFORD: Agreed: I’ll to yond corner. BURGUNDY: ...

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The Alkahest

By: Honoré de Balzac

...perficial minds deny the heart’s existence. The crowd prefers the abnormal force which overflows to that which moves with steady persistence. The worl... ...iving herself to a man in whose love she did not believe; finally, she was forced to admit that happiness, however short its duration might be, was to... ...education of a convent had one good result; it left her feel- ings in full force and her natural powers of mind uninjured. Stupid and plain as an heir... ...o repair the daily devastation of his clothing, but even that she was soon forced to give up. The very day when Balthazar, 36 The Alkahest unaware of... ...gs as though they had been arrows. She triumphed over her rival. Balthazar lifted her, carried her to the sofa, and knelt at her feet. “Have I caused ... ...in their own home or in the pres- ence of others, Emmanuel would sometimes lift his head with so much dignity, as if to assert his metal should any ot... ...e, each to each, that V oice of music which wakes a sense, that hand which lifts the misty veil, and reveals the distant shores bathed in the fires of... ...ith the gold ducats,—a childish amusement which proved disastrous. “I will lift this marble pedestal, which is hollow,” said Emmanuel; “you can slip i... ...e Thought contracts the limits both of Time and Space, where a divine hand lifts the veil of the Future. It seemed to her that days elapsed between ea...

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One of Our Conquerors

By: George Meredith

...down, or once out of the rutted line, you are food for lion and jackal—the forces of the world will have you in their mandibles. An idea was there too... ...lthy exer- cise. One has only to say, that it does not add to the national force, in case of emergency. I look to that. And I am particu- lar in propo... ...r the pinched are here, the dinnerless, the weedy, the gutter-growths, the forces repressing them. That grand tongue of the giant City inspires none h... ...Clouds of high colour above London City are as the light of the Goddess to lift the angry heroic head over human. They gloriously transfigure. A Muril... ...er the Puritan’s eye. They may be erring and good: yes, finding the man to lift them the one step up! Read the history of the error. But presently we ... ... and so much happier for them. They talked of Mrs. Burman until she had to lift a prayer to be saved from darker thoughts, dreadfully prolific, not to... ..., and a throat-thickening hateful to her, compelled her to summon so as to force herself to feel a groundless anger, directed against none, against no... ...atter moods of late. ‘No, but it’s a rapture to breathe the air here!’ His lifted chest and nostrils were for the encouragement of Nataly to soar besi... ...Victor nodded at a recognized antagonism in Fenellan; ‘but Colney’s always lifting the Germans high above us.’ ‘It’s to exercise his muscles.’ Victor ...

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The World Set Free

By: H. G. Wells

...all turn on the possible develop- ments in the future of some contemporary force or group of forces. The World Set Free was written under the immediat... ...n through the Neth- erlands, and the despatch of the British Expeditionary Force were all justified before the book had been published six months. And... ...rse and the ox, he borrowed the carrying strength of water and the driving force of the wind, he quick- ened his fire by blowing, and his simple tools... ... For a time they could not make instruments sound enough to stand this new force even for so rough a purpose as hurling a missile. Their first guns ha... ...n his seat with excitement. ‘Why not?’ he echoed, ‘why not?’ The professor lifted his forefinger. ‘Given that knowledge,’ he said, ‘mark what we shoul... ...hat I can only compare to the discovery of fire, that first discovery that lifted man above the brute. We stand to-day towards radio-activity as our a... ...er, I was far too hot and blown when I got up to the entrenchments even to lift my beastly rifle. It was those others would have begun the sticking…. ... ...eir automobiles upon this pavement and went through the lower shops to the lifts and stairs to the new ways for pedestrians, the Rows, that ran along ... ... The gaunt face hardened to grimness, and with both hands the bomb-thrower lifted the big atomic bomb from the box and steadied it against the side. I...

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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln in Seven Volumes Volume 5 of 7

By: Abraham Lincoln

... rule for surveyors in establishing lines between them. That law, being in force at the time each became a purchaser, becomes a con- dition of the pur... ... portant light. Judge Douglas ought to remember, when he is endeavoring to force this policy upon the American people, that while he is put up in that... ...st Acts of Congress itself, under the new Constitution itself, was to give force to that Ordinance by put- ting power to carry it out in the hands of ... ...o drive it out. It is in some way to put it out of the Territory. It is to force it across the line, or change its character so that, as property, it ... ..., must have every prece- dence over him who labors under the inducement of force. He continued:] I have taken upon myself in the name of some of you t... ... time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weight would be lifted from the shoulders of all men. This is the sentiment embodied in the... ...e of government whose leading object is to elevate the condition of men to lift artificial weights from all shoulders; to clear the paths of laudable ...

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A Legend of Montrose

By: Sir Walter Scott

...d active, with such power in the grasp of his hand in particular, as could force the blood from beneath the nails of the persons who con- tended with ... ... such a critical time, effected a sort of reconciliation between them, and forced them to shake hands in his presence; when, it was said, that Ardvoir... ...th deep apprehension; and it was concluded, that should Charles triumph by force of arms against his insurgent subjects of England, he would not be lo... ...nt, adopted with such zeal by the greater part of the kingdom, and by them forced, at the sword’s point, upon the others, bore in its bosom, as its pr... ...ined by lending to the Parliament the effectual assistance of the Scottish forces. The Presbyte- rians, a numerous and powerful party in the English P... ...ster of the King’s friends. “That depends much, my lord, on the person who lifts the banner,” said the Laird; “for you know we Highlanders, when a few... ...rveth the strapado?” “He is not far from hence,” said the wounded outlaw— ”lift not your hand upon him, for he is man enough to pay a yard of leathern...

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God the Invisible King

By: H. G. Wells

...arent detraction from the power and importance of their Saviour. They were forced into the theory of the T rinity by the necessity of those con- trary... .... 4. 4. 4. 4. THE LIFE FOR THE LIFE FOR THE LIFE FOR THE LIFE FOR THE LIFE FORCE IS NO CE IS NO CE IS NO CE IS NO CE IS NOT GOD T GOD T GOD T GOD T GO... ...eeding, fighting thing; it pants through the jungle track as the tiger and lifts itself towards heaven as the tree; it is the rabbit bolting for its l... ...ely and resentfully, and pass…. This second Being men have called the Life Force, the Will to Live, the Struggle for Existence. They have figured it t... ...- separably bound up with his majesty. Christ himself was one of the chief forces in this disentanglement, there is the clearest evidence in several i... ...rance of life; and one might not unjustly sum up the influences which have lifted those early germs to the level of conscious beings as a similar seri... ... and woman, they are so intent upon its permanence and completeness and to lift the dear relation- ship out of the ruck of casual and transitory thing... ...ng lives very like the lives of us who are called “sane,” except that they lift to a higher excitement and fall to a lower depression, and that these ... ... that it can shut off one who has the thought of God, from God. If you but lift up your head for a moment out of a stormy chaos of madness and cry to ...

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A Modern Utopia

By: H. G. Wells

...rfect and static States, a balance of happi- ness won for ever against the forces of unrest and disorder that inhere in things. One beheld a healthy a... ...e sufficient isolation for a polity to maintain itself intact from outward force; the Republic of Plato stood armed ready for defensive war, and the N... ...nture, a man with one of those faces that have gained interest rather than force or nobility from their commerce with life. He is some- thing refined,... ...he poorer townsman (if there are to be rich and poor in the world) will be forced to walk through endless miles of high fenced villa gardens before he... ...t will not even grudge them temporary spells of good fortune when they may lift their earnings above the minimum wage. It will pension the age of ever... ...untidy nursery; it is a place of splendours indescribable for all who will lift its veils. It may be he is essentially different from me, but I am muc... ... of University build- ings that rises with a free and fearless gesture, to lift saluting pinnacles against the clear evening sky. “Don’t you think tha... ...d old lady, clad all in violet, and carrying a book, comes towards us, and lifts a curious eye at the botanist’s gestures. And then— “Scars of the pas... ...t know whether, after all, I want—” We are separated again by half-a-dozen lifted flagstones, a burning brazier, and two engineers concerned with some...

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Within the Tides Four Stories

By: Joseph Conrad

...me to town, the appearance of the people in the street strike me with such force. They seem so awfully expressive.” “And not charming.” “Well—no. Not ... ...agine her subju- gated by something common was intolerable. Because of the force of the physical impression he had re- ceived from her personality (an... ...bject which, when he stooped for it, he found to be very cold and heavy to lift. The sickly white light of dawn showed him the head of a statue. Its m... ...es lest his strength should fail him. As before, when grappling with other forces of na- ture, he could find in himself all sorts of courage except th... ...ry with you the prestige of the unknown. Y ou have proved yourself to be a force.” Thereupon the professor followed by Renouard joined the circle of a... ... existence.” 59 She did not even smile at those words, but, superb, as if lifting a corner of the veil, she turned on him slowly. “And do you imagine... ...of huddled sheep and thinks to himself: They won’t stay… Suddenly the ship lifts a little and sets down with a thump. Tide rising. Everybody beginning... ... the same, when 107 one of them raising forward painfully her broken form lifted the cover of the pot, the escaping steam had an appetising smell. Th... ...ead is so great! Poor Tom had tried. Byrne ran to the bed and attempted to lift up, to push off the horrible lid smothering the body. It resisted his ...

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Plutarchs Lives Volume Two

By: Hugh Clough

... remained still in many parts of Italy, they in a short time mustered up a force against Octavius sufficient to give him battle again, and Marius, als... ...st left no room for debate. Thus Marius being sent for by Cinna, and their forces being divided into three parts, under Cinna, Marius, and Sertorius, ... ...y, the natives fell upon them and slew a great number. This new misfortune forced him to sail back again into Spain, whence he was also repulsed, and,... ...f Europe and Africa, dissipated in the vast open space, utterly lose their force before they reach the islands. The soft western and southerly winds w... ...ed him. The old men and the women marched out as far as the river Eurotas, lifting up their hands, and thanking the gods, that Sparta was now cleared ... ... the accusation, appealing to the gods to witness his innocence, sometimes lifting up his hands to heaven, and 190 V olume Two then throwing himself ... ...to the other divi- sion of the tent, where his friends and courtiers were, lifted up his hands to heaven, and uttered this prayer, “Ye gods,” said he,... ..., upon which he shifted his javelin into his left hand, and with his right lifted up towards heaven, besought the gods, as Callisthenes tells us, that... ...occasion; Tiberius, knowing that they could not hear him at that distance, lifted his hand to his head, wishing to intimate the great danger which he ...

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What Is Coming a Forecast of Things after the War

By: H. G. Wells

...eason to prevail over passion—and certain other restraining and qualifying forces. There can be little doubt that, if one could canvass all mankind an... ...le quantitative problem in psychology, a constant weighing of whether this force or that force is the stronger. We are dealing with influ- ences so su... ... of way through the Bosphorus and the Dardanelles, and the watching of the forces that stir up conflict in the Balkans and the Levant. It must have un... ...er fall into sustained conflict again with one another. They, too, will be forced to create some overriding body to prevent so suicidal a possibility.... ...eat between the three will be so plain and definite, the issues will be so lifted out of the spheres of merely per- sonal ambition and national feelin... ...nd Russian diplomatists may play annoying tricks upon one another by sheer force of habit. There may be many troubles of that sort. Even then I do not... ...nt prophet reca- pitulates these charges. So early as the year 1902 he was lift- ing up his voice, not exactly in the wilderness but at least in the R...

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The History of Troilus and Cressiida

By: William Shakespeare

...otal. PANDARUS: Why, he is very young: and yet will he, within three pound, lift as much as his brother Hector. CRESSIDA: Is he so young a man and s... ... as much as his brother Hector. CRESSIDA: Is he so young a man and so old a lifter? PANDARUS: But to prove to you that Helen loves him: she came and... ...nt, Helen, to change, would give an eye to boot. CRESSIDA: Here come more. [Forces pass .] PANDARUS: Asses, fools, dolts! chaff and bran, chaff and ... ...cord follows! each thing meets In mere oppugnancy: the bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores And make a sop of all this solid... ...hould be lord of imbecility, And the rude son should strike his father dead: Force should be right; or rather, right and wrong, Between whose endless ... ... I will knead him; I’ll make him supple. NESTOR: He’s not yet through warm: force him with praises: pour in, pour in; his ambition is dry. ULYSSES: ... ...ite enchanting fingers touch’d, Shall more obey than to the edge of steel Or force of Greekish sinews; you shall do more Than all the island kings,—di... ...on and occasion meet, By Jove, I’ll play the hunter for thy life With all my force, pursuit and policy. ÆNEAS: And thou shalt hunt a lion, that will ... ...he manner of his gait; He rises on the toe: that spirit of his In aspiration lifts him from the earth. [Enter DIOMEDES, with CRESSIDA .] AGAMEMNON: I...

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The Upanishads Translated and Commentated

By: Swami Paramananda

...odern mind. While retaining in remark- able measure the rhythm and archaic force of the lines, he has tried not to sacrifice directness and simplicity... ...btle form in the heart of every living being as the vital energy, the life-force or cause of existence. Yama now tells Nachiketas how, by performing s... ... what is good from what is merely pleasant, and controls all his out-going forces from running after apparent mo- mentary pleasures, his senses obey a... ...er the control of our higher discriminative faculty; for only when all our forces work in unison can we hope to reach the goal—the abode of Absolute T... ...ome refined and sharpened. This keenness of vision comes only when all our forces have been made one-pointed through steadfast practice of concentrati... ...m one’s individual power must be limited and mortal and there- fore cannot lift one beyond death; but through the strength which Atma-gnana or Self-kn...

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Pierrette

By: Honoré de Balzac

...into which they now turn their remaining impulses, no longer restrained by force of will. Those who have not been nursing a fixed idea either travel o... ...the little woman said to her husband:— “I have aborigines enough whom I am forced to receive; these two will fairly kill me. With your permission, I s... ...oisie had warned him against them. The brother and sister were, therefore, forced to sit by the fire of the stove in the dining-room, talking over the... ...have seduced a rich girl in the neighborhood of Coulommiers, and thus have forced her parents to marry her to him. Madame Vinet was a Chargeboeuf, an ... ...m their influence. These Royalists disap- proved, on moral grounds, of his forced marriage; besides, he was named Vinet, and how could they be expecte... ...e glimpse was like the look an exile casts upon his country, or the martyr lifts to heaven, where his eyes, gifted with sec- ond-sight, can enter whil... ...o violent a struggle. The tall gray woman took her in her arms, as a nurse lifts a child, and went out, followed by Brigaut, without a word to Sylvie,... ...p against this strange reminder. His strength gave way; he was not able to lift the lead, and the plumber, seeing this, came with him, and offered to ...

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The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen

By: George Meredith

...ravely. The vicar had 8 The Gentleman of Fifty and the Damsel of Nineteen force enough to stay his wife’s descent; but Alice (she boasts of her muscl... ... stay his wife’s descent; but Alice (she boasts of her muscle) had not the force in the other direction—and no wonder. There are few young ladies who ... ...art. Alice could look at me as she rowed, without thinking it necessary to force a smile, or to speak, or to snigger and be foolish. I felt towards th... ...o his poll, and then, you can fancy a woman’s rage and anguish! the figure lifts its nose by the extremist tip. Oh! it’s degradation! What respect can... ...ed, and so penitent I might begin making a collection of beetles. I cannot lift up my head. Mr. Pollingray is such a different man from the one I had ...

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope Volume I.

By: George Gilfillan

...verlasting monument of vengeance, and became at length so confident of his force, so collected in his might, that he made no secret whatever of his dr... ...e. All crimes shall cease, and ancient fraud shall fail; Returning Justice lift aloft her scale; Peace o’er the world her olive wand extend, And white... ...Rise, crown’d with light, imperial Salem, rise! Exalt thy towery head, and lift thy eyes! See, a long race thy spacious courts adorn; See future sons,... ... 70 One clear, unchanged, and universal light, Life, force, and beauty, must to all impart, At once the source, and end, and tes... ...itic else proceeds without remorse, Seizes your fame, and puts his laws in force. I know there are, to whose presumptuous thoughts, 13 ‘Stagyrite: Ar... ...s, and fair array, But with the occasion and the place comply, Conceal his force, nay, seem sometimes to fly. Those oft are stratagems which errors se... ..., New Blackmores and new Milbourns 19 must arise: Nay, should great Homer lift his awful head, Zoilus again would start up from the dead. Envy will M... ...a courtier’s play, And not a mask went unimproved away: The modest fan was lifted up no more, And virgins smiled at what they blush’d before. 21 In t... ... leafless trees o’ershade, And lonely woodcocks haunt the watery glade. He lifts the tube, and levels with his eye; 43 ‘Second hope:’ Richard, second...

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Gulliver's Travels

By: Jonathan Swift

...ned, and one of them, who ventured so far as to get a full sight of my face, lifting up his hands and eyes by way of admiration, cried out in a shrill... ...gs, and wrench out the pegs that fastened my left arm to the ground; for, by lifting it up to my face, I discovered the methods they had taken to bind... ... kind ness. I answered in a few words, but in the most sub missive manner, lifting up my left hand, and both my eyes to the sun, as calling him for ... ...; for, while the operation was performing, I lay in a profound sleep, by the force of that soporiferous medicine infused into my liquor. Fifteen hundr... ...t, with a cover of the same metal, which we, the searchers, were not able to lift. We de sired it should be opened, and one of us stepping into it, f... ...ed to be silver, were so large and heavy, that my comrade and I could hardly lift them. In the left pocket were two black pil lars irregularly shaped... ...e king’s cushions, that accidentally lay on the ground, had not weakened the force of his fall. There is likewise another diversion, which is only sho... ...ir being too servile; neither could anything but an extreme neces sity have forced me to submit. But being now a nardac of the highest rank in that ... ...hs, and thirteen days. Having a head mechanically turned, and being likewise forced by necessity, I had made for myself a table and chair convenient e...

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My Dear Strunz: I Should Beungrateful If I Did Not Set

By: Honoré de Balzac

...ainted with impurities had vitiated the nervous system. The expenditure of force in the task of digestion had undermined his intel- lect. Finally, amo... ...y my rebellious senses! This girl has her Duke, mine be my Duchess!” As he lifted the curtain, he heard a moan. The heroic lover looked round and saw ... ...he road that has been so irresistibly cut by the most formidable of active forces. If you have formed a clear idea of this landscape, you will see in ... ...s of merchandise coming in, go- ing to the four quarters of the world. The forces of modern industry no longer reign in London, but in his own Venice,... ...onds! Never did the fairy wave more beautiful arms, smile more invitingly, lift her tunic more cunningly to dis- play an ankle, raising the curtain th... ...lained my love for Massimilla,” said Emilio. “There is in me, my friend, a force which awakes under the fire of her look, at her lightest touch, and w... ... deluge of fire. “Confess now,” said Massimilla, at the moment when Moses, lifting his rod, brings down the rain of fire, and when the composer puts f... ... to the Prince: in the presence of the Duchess, the sovereign divinity who lifted him to the skies, he had forgotten where he was, he no longer heard ... ...were celebrating the liberation of Italy,” thought a Milanese. “Such music lifts up bowed heads, and revives hope in the most torpid,” said a man from...

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Vittoria

By: George Meredith

...ard upon Lombardy. The curtain of an early autumnal morning was everywhere lifted around the Motterone, save for one milky strip of cloud that lay liz... ...ent’s languor, no reflex burning of a solitary lamp; but a quiet grappling force engaged the penetrating look. Gazing upon them, you were drawn in sud... ... both sides of the head there ran a pregnant ridge, such as will sometimes lift men a deplorable half inch above the earth we tread. If this man was a... ...e, he must approve; and when these qualities are displayed in a contest of forces, the 12 Vittoria wisdom of means employed, or of ultimate views ent... ...ted. “But, tell me, when did you learn it, my friend?” In answer, Agostino lifted his hand a little boy’s height from the earth. The old man then said... ...riend, the nursing of a single antipathy is a presumption that your motive force is personal—whether the thirst for vengeance or some internal union o... ...n who is reading iron matter. The Chief alone showed no sign beyond a half lifting of the hand, and a most luminous fixed observation of the fair youn... ...horns of the head.” “You are prepared to instruct me?” The fiery Bergamasc lifted his eyebrows. “Nay, nay!” said Agostino. “Between us two first;” and... ...e power to obey or to speak. Corte grasped him under the arm-pit. With the force of his huge fist he swung him round and stretched him out at arm’s le...

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