Author: Mickey (---.broadband.corbina.ru)
Date: 01-04-06 04:24
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When thou shalt be dispos\'d to set me light,
And place my merit in the eye of scorn,
Upon thy side, against myself I\'ll fight,
And prove thee virtuous, though thou art forsworn.
With mine own weakness, being best acquainted,
Upon thy part I can set down a story
Of faults conceal\'d, wherein I am attainted;
That thou in losing me shalt win much glory:
And I by this will be a gainer too;
For bending all my loving thoughts on thee,
The injuries that to myself I do,
Doing thee vantage, double-vantage me.
Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right, myself will bear all wrong.
O heart, we are old;
The living beauty is for younger men:
We cannot pay its tribute of wild tears.
-Yeats, W.B., 1918
We will always remember. We will always be proud. We will always be
prepared, so we will always be free.
O! for my sake do you with Fortune chide,
The guilty goddess of my harmful deeds,
That did not better for my life provide
Than public means which public manners breeds.
Thence comes it that my name receives a brand,
And almost thence my nature is subdu\'d
To what it works in, like the dyer\'s hand:
Pity me, then, and wish I were renew\'d;
Whilst, like a willing patient, I will drink,
Potions of eisel \'gainst my strong infection;
No bitterness that I will bitter think,
Nor double penance, to correct correction.
Pity me then, dear friend, and I assure ye,
Even that your pity is enough to cure me.