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Because you don't object to walk,

And are not given to fainting ; Because


have not learned to talk Of flowers and Poonah painting : Because I think you'd scarce refuse

To sew me on a button ;
Because I know you'd sometimes choose

To dine on simple mutton !

Because I think I'm just so weak

As, some of these fine morrows, To ask you if you'll let me speak

My story-and my sorrows ; Because the rest's a simple thing,

N A matter quickly over A church---a priest--a sigh-a ring

——And a chaise and four to Dover.

N [Edward Fitzgerald 167





HLORIS ! yourself you so excel,

When you vouchsafe to breathe my thought
That, like a spirit, with this spell

Of my own teaching. I am caught.
That eagle's fate and mine are one,

Which, on the shaft that made him die,
Espied a feather of his own,

Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
Had Echo, with so sweet a grace,

Narcissus' loud complaints returned.
Not for reflection of his face
But of his voice, the boy had burn'd.

[Edmund Waller

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