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- Christ the Lord Is Risen Today has an encyclopedia article on Wikipedia about the hymn and the text of the hymn on Wikisource (as well as the text of a related hymn). In a more extended article, a verse or two might be quoted for discussion.
- Gunga Din has an encyclopedia article on Wikipedia about the poem and the text of the poem on Wikisource. The short Wikipedia article quotes the famous last line, but not the entire poem.
- The 1793 law prohibiting slavery in Upper Canada has an encyclopedia article on Wikipedia about the law and the text of the law on Wikisource. The content of the act is summarised in the Wikipedia article, but not quoted in full.
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