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There is something joyous in the elegies
Of birds. They seem
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But since Thy loud-tongu'd Blood demands Supplies,
More from BriareusHands, than Argus Eyes,
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The straight Hellespont between
The Sestos and Abydos of her breasts.
I conjure thee, and all the oaths which I
And thou have sworn to seal joint constancy,
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By our first strange and fatal interview,
Full nakedness! All joys are due to thee,
As souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be,
To taste whole joys.
Full nakedness! All my joys are due to thee,
As souls unbodied, bodies unclothed must be,
To taste whole joys.
Licence my roving hands, and let them go
Before, behind, between, above, below.
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But you you go ahead,
go on, go on back down
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Also, I am tired of all the dead.
They refuse to listen,
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