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I sigh'd, and I pin'd

Language: English

  I sigh'd, and I pin'd 
  Was Constant and Kind
To a Jilt that laugh'd at my Pains:
  Though my Passion ne'r cool'd,
  I found I was fool'd,
For all my Abundance of Brains.
  But now I'm a Thing
  As great as a King:
So blest is the Head that is addle!
  The dull, empty Pate
  Soonest comes to be great:
Fate doats on a Fool in the Cradle.

Submitted by Virginia Knight


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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:52
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