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Sweet Thames , run softly , till I end my song ! ' There whilom wont the Templar Knights to bide , 135 Till they decayed through pride ; Next whereunto there stands a stately place , Where oft I gained gifts and goodly grace Of that ...
... and one resign ; Peace courts his hand , but spreads her charms in vain ; * Think nothing gained ' , he cries , ' till nought remain , On Moscow's walls till Gothic standards fly , And all be mine beneath the polar sky .
Band , and gusset , and seam , Seam , and gusset , and band , Till the heart is sick , and the brain benumbed , As well as the weary hand . With fingers weary and worn , With eyelids heavy and red , A Woman sat , in unwomanly rags ...
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John Gower c 13301408
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