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Matthew Prior Poem
Songs Set To Music: 16. Set By Mr. Smith
 by Matthew Prior

Accept, my Love, as true a heart
As ever lover gave;
'Tis free (it vows) from my art,
And proud to be your slave.

Then take it kindly, as 'twas meant,
And let the giver live,
Who with it would the world have sent
...

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Because Champagne!: Greek Architecture Not magnitude, not lavishness, But Form - the Site; Not innovating wilfulness, But reverence for the Archetype. (Herman Melville)

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  • 01/26/1842 - François Coppée - French poet and author (d. 1908)
  • 01/26/1813 - Juan Pablo Duarte - Dominican philosopher and poet (d. 1876)
  • 01/26/1781 - Ludwig Achim von Arnim - German poet and author (d. 1831)
  • 01/26/1541 - Florent Chrestien - French poet and translator (d. 1596)

Deaths on this day in history

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