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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 ;
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
Of my own teaching. I am caught.
Which, on the shaft that made him die,
Wherewith he wont to soar so high.
Narcissus' loud complaints returned.
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