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Lord Thomas was buried in the church,
Fair Ellinor in the choir;
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There is no sinner like a young saint.
Apparel vice like virtue's harbinger;
Bear a fair presence, though your heart be tainted;
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We can love an honest rogue, but what is more offensive than a false saint?
Judge Thomas was a man who had used the system to get where he wanted to be, but then felt that everyone else should pull themselv ...
Saintliness is also a temptation.
Westward the course of empire takes its way;
The four first acts already past,
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His purposes will ripen fast,
Unfolding ev'ry hour;
The bud may have a bitter taste,
But sweet will be the flow'r.
Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?
He with cowslips pale,
Primrose, and purple lychnis, decked the green
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