antic-mask quotes

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We wear the mask that grins and lies,
We sing, but oh the clay is vile
Beneath our feet, and long the mile;
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My men, like satyrs grazing on the lawns,
Shall with their goat feet dance an antic hay.
Mediocrity is the most effective mask a superior spirit can wear, because to the great majority, which is to say, to the mediocre, ...
When I wrote of the women in their dances and wildness, it was a mask,
on their mountain, gold-hunting, singing, in orgy,
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Resolution thus fubbed with the rusty curb of old father antic the law.
Within the hollow crown
That rounds the mortal temples of a king
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I met Murder on the way--
He had a mask like Castlereagh--
O make me a mask and a wall to shut from your spies
Of the sharp, enamelled eyes and the spectacled claws
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"It was the mask engaged your mind,
And after set your heart to beat,
Not what's behind."
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