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Tom Lehrer

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And that is the story of Alma,
Who knew how to receive and to give.
The body that reached her embalma'
Was one that had known how to live.

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There was so much knowledge in the galaxy and he knew so little of it, understood so little of the little that he knew.
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O lady! we receive but what we give
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