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Poems

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  • Sales Rank:14,716,058
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Pages:122
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
  • Dimensions (in):7.4 x 5.7 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:1998
  • ISBN:0681224789
  • EAN:9780681224780
  • ASIN:0681224789
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An excerpt from the book-

REAL RICHES.

'T is little I could care for pearls
Who own the ample sea;
Or brooches, when the Emperor
With rubies pelteth me;

Or gold, who am the Prince of Mines;
Or diamonds, when I see
A diadem to fit a dome
Continual crowning me.





II.

SUPERIORITY TO FATE.

Superiority to fate
Is difficult to learn.
'T is not conferred by any,
But possible to earn

A pittance at a time,
Until, to her surprise,
The soul with strict economy
Subsists till Paradise.





III.

HOPE.

Hope is a subtle glutton;
He feeds upon the fair;
And yet, inspected closely,
What abstinence is there!

His is the halcyon table
That never seats but one,
And whatsoever is consumed
The same amounts remain.





IV.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT.

I.

Forbidden fruit a flavor has
That lawful orchards mocks;
How luscious lies the pea within
The pod that Duty locks!


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