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FIRST …
Let the rockets flash and the cannon thunder,
This child is a marvel, a matchless wonder.
A staggering child, a child astounding,
Dazzling, diaperless, dumbfounding,
Stupendous, miraculous, unsurpassed,
A child to stagger and flabbergast,
Bright as a button, sharp as a thorn,
And the only perfect one ever born.

SECOND
Arrived this evening at half-past nine.
Everybody is doing fine.
Is it a boy, or quite the reverse?
You can call in the morning and ask the nurse.

Ogden Nash (1902-1971) American poet
“First Child … Second Child,” Versus (1949)
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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American philosopher and writer
Walden, ch. 18 (1854)
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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.

Coco Chanel (1883-1971) French dress designer [Gabrielle Chanel]
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There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up.

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Bernice Johnson Reagon (b. 1942) American musician, museum director
“Coalition Politics: Turning the Century,” presentation, West Coast Women’s Music Festival, Yosemite (1981)
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