To rise by others' fallI deem a losing gain;All states with others' ruins builtTo ruin run amain.
Out of the hills of Habersham, Down the valleys of Hall, I hurry amain to reach the plain: Run the rapid and leap the fall, Split at the rock, and together again Accept my bed, or narrow or wide, And flee from folly on every side With a lover's pain to attain the plain, Far from the hills of Habersham, Far from the valleys of Hall.Sidney Lanier
"Spears at the charge!" yelled Mark amain. "Death on the gods of death! Over the thrones of doom and blood Goeth God that is a craftsman good, And gold and iron, earth and wood, Loveth and laboureth.G. K. Chesterton, in The Ballad of the White Horse (1911), Book VI : Ethandune: The Slaying Of The Chiefs
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