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Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!
To all the sensual world proclaim,
One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name.

by Sir Walter Scott

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Great short and sweet poem depicting a great truth.
A short, succinct poem with a whole lot of meaning. A glorious life with rich experience lived well is worth an age!
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. excellent
One brief moment of fame and notoriety is preferrable to a life unnoticed? Sometimes Fame can be unfortunate and sometimes better than nothing..Very few people can handle the attention fame brings unless they seek their moment in the Sun..
A resounding clarion call which makes more meaning within the context of poem attributed to Major Mordaunt.
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