The Book of the Duchess and Other Poems


In three sentences or more, explain what each of these quotes mean.

"He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall."

"A man is relieved and gay when he has put his heart into his work and done his best;

"The government is best which governs not at all."

"It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will."

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... people become too concerned over meaningless things

.... there are rewards for putting your all into something and doing the best you can

.... anarchy, a government which does not govern is not a government

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