Strangers come to the outer wall (W hy do the sleepers stir?) Strangers enter the Judgment House (W hy do the sleepers sigh?) Slow they rise in their judgment seats, Sieve and measure the naked souls, Then with a blessing return to sleep. (Q uiet the Judgment House.) Lone and sick are the vagrant souls (W hen shall the world come home?) Let them fight it out, friend! things have gone too far, God must judge the couple: leave them as they areW hichever ones the guiltless, to his glory, And whichever one the guilts with, to my story! Once more. Will the wronger, at this last of all, Dare to say, I did wrong, rising in his fall? No? Let go, then! Both the fighters to their places! While I count three, step you back as many paces! And theS ibyl, you know. I saw her with my own eyes at Cumae, hanging in a jar; and, when the boys asked her, What would you, Sibyl? she answered, I would die. So is Pheidippides happy for ever, the noble strong man Who would race like aG od, bear the face of aG od, whom aG od loved so well: He saw the land saved he had helped to save, and was suffered to tellS uch tidings, yet never decline, but, gloriously as he began So to end gloriously once to shout, thereafter be mute: A thens is saved! Pheidippides dies in the shout for his meed. Oh, never starW as lost here, but it rose afar.
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