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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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