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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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When I’d reported to the couple, thus by Bertolt Brecht

When I’d reported to the couple, thus That up there no one murders now for gain Since no one owns a thing, the faithless spouse Who’d beguiled that woman so improperly Lifted his hand, now tied to hers by chains … Continue reading

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