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The Look by Sara Teasdale

Strephon kissed me in the spring, Robin in the fall, But Colin only looked at me And never kissed at all. Strephon’s kiss was lost in jest, Robin’s lost in play, But the kiss in Colin’s eyes Haunts me night … Continue reading

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The Old Bachelor (excerpt) by William Congreve

Song from Act ii Scene ii Thus, to a ripe, consenting maid, Poor, old, repenting Delia said, Would you long preserve your lover? Would you still his goddess reign? Never let him all discover, Never let him much obtain. Men … Continue reading

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Always neat by Ben Jonson

Still to be neat, still to be dressed, As you were going to a feast; Still to be powdered, still perfumed; Lady, it is to be presumed, Though art’s hid causes are not found, All is not sweet, all is … Continue reading

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