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And he knew, without knowing how he knew it, that the phoenix had gone, had left Hogwarts for good, just as Dumbledore had left the school, had left the world…had left Harry.

~ Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling.

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Ask me no more if east or west
The Phoenix builds her spicy nest;
For unto you at last she flies,
And in your fragrant bosom dies.

~~ Thomas Carew, in “A Song”

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