Author: Mike (81.198.70.---)
Date: 01-23-06 12:10
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O! how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give.
The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour, which doth in it live.
The canker blooms have full as deep a dye
As the perfumed tincture of the roses.
Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly
When summer\'s breath their masked buds discloses:
But, for their virtue only is their show,
They live unwoo\'d, and unrespected fade;
Die to themselves. Sweet roses do not so;
Of their sweet deaths, are sweetest odours made:
And so of you, beauteous and lovely youth,
When that shall vade, by verse distills your truth.
Alas! \'tis true, I have gone here and there,
And made my self a motley to the view,
Gor\'d mine own thoughts, sold cheap what is most dear,
Made old offences of affections new;
Most true it is, that I have look\'d on truth
Askance and strangely; but, by all above,
These blenches gave my heart another youth,
And worse essays prov\'d thee my best of love.
Now all is done, save what shall have no end:
Mine appetite I never more will grind
On newer proof, to try an older friend,
A god in love, to whom I am confin\'d.
Then give me welcome, next my heaven the best,
Even to thy pure and most most loving breast.
Founding Fathers Quotes
An honorable Peace is and always was my first wish! I can take no delight in the effusion of human Blood; but, if this War
should continue, I wish to have the most active part in it.
John Paul Jones, letter to Gouverneur Morris, Sept 2, 1782
Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too