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I sometimes think that never blows so...

Language: English after the Persian (Farsi)

I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Caesar bled,
That [every]1 Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in [her]2 lap from some once lovely head.

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1 Lehmann: "ev'ry"
2 first edition, Murray (probably): "its"

Submitted by Barbara Miller


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Text added to the website: 2006-04-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
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