17th earl of oxford edward de vere quotes

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A doubtful choice, of these three which to crave,
A kingdom, or a cottage, or a grave.
Were I a king, I could command content;
Were I obscure, hidden should be my cares;
I saw the spires of Oxford
As I was passing by,
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Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands.
Oh! where hae ye been?
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Have faith, and a score of hearts will show
Their faith in your word and deed.
For life is the mirror of king and slave--
There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave,
There are souls that are pure and true;
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Give truth, and your gift will be paid in kind,
And honor will honor meet;
Give sorrow and pity to those who mourn;
West Hell, said to be the hottest and toughest part of that notorious resort, was once the home of Big John de Conqueror, who elop ...
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