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Silas Weir Mitchell

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When youth was lord of my unchallenged fate,
And time seemed but the vassal of my will,
I entertained certain guests of state—
The great of older days.
On a Boy's first Reading of "King Henry V", reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919); comparable to "I am the master of my fate", William Ernest Henley, Invictus (1875).

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