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Levelling Wind

Levelling Wind

Remembering Fiji

Brij V. Lal

Come let us mock at the great

That had such burdens on the mind

And toiled so hard and late

To leave some monument behind,

Nor thought of the levelling wind.

— W.B. Yeats

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ISBN (print): 9781760462666

ISBN (online): 9781760462673

WorldCat (print): 1122806386

WorldCat (online): 1122806645

DOI: 10.22459/LW.2019

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