First Lines of T.S. Eliot

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'Because I do not hope to turn away / Because I do not hope / Because I do not hope to turn'
'April is the cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing / Memory and desire, stirring / Dull roots with spring rain'
'Pipit sate upright in her chair / Some distance from where I was sitting; / Views of the Oxford Colleges / Lay on the table, with the knitting.'
'Here I am, an old man in a dry month, / Being read to by a boy, waiting for the rain / I was neither at the hot gates / Nor fought in the warm rain'
'Time present and time past / Are both perhaps present in time, / And future time contained in time past.'
'Stand on the highest pavement of the stair-- / Lean on a garden urn-- / Weave, weave the sunlight in your hair -- / Clasp your flowers to you with a pained surprise--'
'Apeneck Sweeney spreads his knees / Letting his arms hang down to laugh, / The zebra stripes along the jaw / Swelling to maticulate giraffe.'
'Let us go then, you and I, / When the evening is spread out against the sky / Like a patient etherised upon a table; / Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,'
'We are [poem title] / We are the stuffed men / Leaning together / Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!'

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