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1) Heaven and Earth -
- Ye wilds, that look eternal; and thou cave,
- Which seem'st unfathomable; and ye mountains,
- So varied and so terrible in beauty;
- Here, in your rugged majesty of rocks
- And toppling trees that twine their roots with stone
- In perpendicular places, where the foot
- Of man would tremble, could he reach themyes,
- Ye look eternal! Yet, in a few days,...
2) The Honest Whore -
- Methinks a toad is happier than a whore.
- That, with one poison, swells; with thousands more
- The other stocks her veins. Harlot? Fie, fie!
- You are the miserablest creatures breathing,
- The very slaves of nature. Mark me else.
- You put on rich attires--others' eyes wear them;
- You eat, but to supply your blood with sin.
- And this strange curse e'en haunts...
3) Life is a Dream -
- Princes and warriors of Poland--you
- That stare on this unnatural sight aghast,
- Listen to one who, Heaven-inspired to do
- What in its secret wisdom Heaven forecast,
- By that same Heaven instructed prophet-wise
- To justify the present in the past.
- What in the sapphire volume of the skies
- Is writ by God's own finger misleads none,
- But him whose vain and...
- I am a villain, if I apprehend
- But such a thought! Then, to attempt the deed--
- Slave, thou art damned without redemption!
- I'll drive away this passion with a song.
- A song! Ha, ha! A song! As if, fond man,
- Thy eyes could swim in laughter when thy soul
- Lies drenched and drownéd in red tears of blood!
- I'll pray, and see if God within my heart
- Plant better thoughts. Why...
5) Keep Your Own Secret -
- Don Arias,
- I love Don Cesar with as whole a heart
- As ever. He and I from infancy
- Have grown together; as one single soul
- Our joys and sorrows shared; till finding him
- So wise and true, as to another self
- Myself, and my dominion to boot,
- I did intrust: you are his friend, and surely
- In honouring you I honour him as well.
- Besides, Arias, I know not how...
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