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Tell men of high condition , That manage the estate , Their purpose is ambition , Their practice only hate : And if they once reply , Then give them all the lie . 25 SIR WALTER RALEGH Tell them that brave it most , They beg for more by ...
25 Lay thy bow of pearl apart , And thy crystal - shining quiver ; Give unto the flying hart 15 Space to breathe , how short soever : Thou that mak'st a day of night , Goddess excellently bright . [ From Cynthia's Revels ] ' QUEEN AND ...
The subjects armed , the more their princes gave , Th'advantage only took the more to crave . Till kings by giving , give themselves away , And even that power , that should deny , betray . ' Who gives constrained , but his own fear ...
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