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Clio
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Leaves of Grass
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  • …voice by Castaly’s fountain, Silent the broken-lipp’d Sphynx in Egypt, silent all those centurybaffling tombs, Ended for aye the epics of Asia’s, Europe’s helmeted warriors, ended the primitive call of the muses, Calliope’s call forever closed, Clio, Melpomene, Thalia dead, Ended the stately rhythmus of Una and Oriana, ended the quest of the holy Graal, Jerusalem a handful of ashes blown by the wind, extinct, The Crusaders’ streams of shadowy midnight troops sped with the sunrise,…

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  • Clio is often represented with a parchment scroll or a set of tablets.
  • This setback had not put a damper on his Himalayan career, however: he’d gone on to climb K2, Lhotse, Clio Oyu, Ama Dablam, and, in 1993, Everest without supplementary oxygen.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air

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