Author: Michael (---.donpac.ru)
Date: 01-09-06 10:00
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We but half express ourselves, and are ashamed of that divine idea which each of us represents. --EmersonBusiness today consists in persuading crowds.
T. S. Eliot
That thou hast her it is not all my grief,
And yet it may be said I loved her dearly;
That she hath thee is of my wailing chief,
A loss in love that touches me more nearly.
Loving offenders thus I will excuse ye:
Thou dost love her, because thou know\'st I love her;
And for my sake even so doth she abuse me,
Suffering my friend for my sake to approve her.
If I lose thee, my loss is my love\'s gain,
And losing her, my friend hath found that loss;
Both find each other, and I lose both twain,
And both for my sake lay on me this cross:
But here\'s the joy; my friend and I are one;
Sweet flattery! then she loves but me alone.
I will stand on, and continue to use, the figures I have used, because I
believe they are correct. Now, I\'m not going to deny that you don\'t now
and then slip up on something; no one bats a thousand.