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He tried to weigh his soul to see if it was a poet’s soul. Melancholy was the dominant note of his temperament, he thought, but it was a melancholy tempered by recurrences of faith and resignation and simple joy. If he could give expression to it in a book of poems perhaps men would listen. 
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~James Joyce,  A Little Cloud
   Image:  James Joyce, 1904, age 27 (via:  folha.uol.com)

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He tried to weigh his soul to see if it was a poet’s soul. Melancholy was the dominant note of his temperament, he thought, but it was a melancholy tempered by recurrences of faith and resignation and simple joy. If he could give expression to it in a book of poems perhaps men would listen. 

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~James Joyce,  A Little Cloud

   Image:  James Joyce, 1904, age 27 (via:  folha.uol.com)

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