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Leaves of Grass
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  • 26 Now I will do nothing but listen, To accrue what I hear into this song, to let sounds contribute toward it.
  • Of your real body and any man’s or woman’s real body, Item for item it will elude the hands of the corpse-cleaners and pass to fitting spheres, Carrying what has accrued to it from the moment of birth to the moment of death.
  • Pale, silent, stern, what could I say to that long-accrued retribution?
  • Pass—then rattle drums again, For an army heaves in sight, O another gathering army, Swarming, trailing on the rear, O you dread accruing army, O you regiments so piteous, with your mortal diarrhoea, with your fever, O my land’s maim’d darlings, with the plenteous bloody bandage and the crutch, Lo, your pallid army follows.
  • I believe that was not the end of those nations or any person of them, any more than this shall be the end of my nation, or of me; Of their languages, governments, marriage, literature, products, games, wars, manners, crimes, prisons, slaves, heroes, poets, I suspect their results curiously await in the yet unseen world, counterparts of what accrued to them in the seen world, I suspect I shall meet them there, I suspect I shall there find each old particular of those unnamed lands.

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  • Money in the bank account accrues interest.
  • And if there’s no ingress or egress—no valve through which may be vented the various pressures that accrue naturally in a closed temporal system—"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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