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In England there are sixty different religions, and only one sauce.
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
Whyle I was abowte to chaunge myn olde lyff--
What sorowe I suffred, dyseese, angre and stryff,
The eyes that drew from me such fervent praise,
The arms and hands and feet and countenance
Tell her, I'm sick of living; that I'm blown
By winds of grief from the course I ought to steer,
Death had his grudge against me, and he got up in the way, like an
armed robber, with a pike in his hand.
My flowery and green age was passing away, and I feeling a chill in
the fires had been wasting my heart, for I was drawing ne
Go, grieving rimes of mine, to that hard stone
Whereunder lies my darling, lies my dear,
Oh, may she deign to stand at my bedside
When I come to die; and may she call to me
Great is my envy of you, earth, in your greed
Folding her in invisible embrace,
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