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Aleksandr Pushkin (Alexander Pushkin)

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Like some magistrate grown gray in office,
Calmly he contemplates alike the just
And unjust, with indifference he notes
Evil and good, and knows not wrath nor pity.

 
Aleksandr Pushkin (Alexander Pushkin)

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