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His Farewell to Sack by Robert Herrick

Farewell thou thing, time past so known, so dear To me as blood to life and spirit; near, Nay, thou more near than kindred, friend, man, wife, Male to the female, soul to body; life To quick action, or the … Continue reading

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Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam by Ernest Dowson

The brief sum of life forbids us the hope of enduring long – Horace They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the … Continue reading

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Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae by Ernest Dowson

(I am not as I was under the reign of the good Cynara – Horace) Last night, ah, yesternight, betwixt her lips and mine There fell thy shadow, Cynara! thy breath was shed Upon my soul between the kisses and … Continue reading

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