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written by William Henry Davies
From "Ambition", 1929 Link to further information

I had Ambition, by which sin
The angels fell;
I climbed and, step by step, O Lord,
Ascended into Hell.

Returning now to peace and quiet,
And made more wise,
Let my descent and fall, O Lord.
Be into Paradise.

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