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Thus , sir , you see what human nature craves : Most men are cowards , all men should be knaves . The difference lies , as far as I can see , 170 Not in the thing itself , but the degree , And all the subject matter of debate Is only ...
This verse is dedicate to Nature's self , 230 And things that teach as Nature teaches : then , Oh ! where had been the Man , the Poet where , Where had we been , we two , beloved Friend ! If in the season of unperilous choice , In lieu ...
Injuries Made him more gracious , and his nature then Did breathe its sweetness out most sensibly , As aromatic flowers on Alpine turf , When foot hath crushed them . He through the events Of that great change wandered in perfect faith ...
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John Gower c 13301408
John Lydgate c 13701449
Henry Howard Earl of Surrey c 151747 3135
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