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More will I do,
Though all that I can do is nothing worth,
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True penitence condemns to silence. What a man is ready to recall he would be willing to repeat.
The sable presbyters approach
The avenue of penitence;
The young are red and pustular
Clutching piaculative pence.
Would not love see returning penitence afar off, and fall on its neck and kiss it?
Dark Angel, with thine aching lust
To rid the world of penitence:
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