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Then, even of fellowship, O Moon, tell me, Is constant love deem'd there but want
of wit ? Are beauties there as proud as here they be? Do they above love to be
loved, and yet Those lovers scorn, whom that love doth possess ? Do they call ...
... The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, The indifferent judge between
the high and low ; With shield of proof shield me from out the prease * Of those
fierce darts despair at me doth throw ; 0 make in me those civil wars to cease : 1
... With dearth of words, or answers quite awry, To them that would make speech
of speech arise ; They deem, and of their doom the rumour flies, That poison foul
of bubbling Pride doth lie So in my swelling breast, that only I Fawn on myself, ...
Both by the judgment of the English eyes, And of some sent from that sweet
enemy, — France ; Horsemen my skill in horsemanship advance ; Townsfolks my
strength ; a daintier judge applies His praise to sleight, which from good use doth
... is, School'd only by his mother's tender eye ; What wonder then, if he his lesson
miss, When for so soft a rod dear play he try ? And yet my Star, because a sugar'd
kiss In sport I suck'd, while she asleep did lie, Doth lour, nay chide, nay threat, ...
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Oh, my, these are hilarious! A collection of essays by Lamb's imaginary friend, an eclectic, off-beat and highly opinionated persona. The preface, bemoaning the death of the imaginary friend while ... Read full review