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Around the year with Ella Wheeler Wilcox.To those who burn the candle to the stick,
The sputtering socket yields but little light.
Long life is sadder than an early death.
We can not count on raveled threads of age
Whereof to weave a fabric. We must use
The warp and woof the ready present yields
And toil while daylight lasts.