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(…) for behold wheneverThe sun’s light and the rays, let in, pour downAcross dark halls of houses: thou wilt seeThe many mites in many a manner mixedAmid a void in the very light of the rays,And battling on, as in eternal strife,And in battalions contending without halt,In meetings, partings, harried up and down. Titus Lucretius Carus, On the Nature of Things, translated by William Ellery Leonard.