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Visionary Shapes that come and go

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We are no other than a moving row
Of visionary Shapes that come and go
Round with this sun-illumin’d Lantern held
In Midnight by the Master of the Show;

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Impotent pieces of the Game he plays
Upon this Chequer-board of Nights and Days;
Hither and thither moves, and checks, and slays;
And one by one back in the Closet lays.

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Visionary shapes that come and go