How Do I HATE Thee?

How Do I HATE Thee?

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How do I HATE thee? Let me count the ways.
I HATE thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I HATE thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I HATE thee freely, as men strive for right.
I HATE thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I HATE thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I HATE thee with a HATE I seemed Not to lose
With my lost saints. I HATE thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but HATE thee better after death.
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