Stops of Various Quills/Reward and Punishment

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Reward and Punishment by William Dean Howells
illustrations by Howard Pyle

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REWARD AND PUNISHMENT


YOU are the best and the worst of everything you require. 
 If you have looked on shame willingly, yours is the shame.
You are the evil you mean, and you are the good you desire;
 You shall be for yourself both the praise and the blame.



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