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JEST, RUSE AND REVENGE
The Man of Power Speaks.
Ask never! Cease that whining, pray!
Take without asking, take alway!
Narrow souls hate I like the devil,
Souls wherein grows nor good nor evil.
Accidentally a Seducer.
He shot an empty word
Into the empty blue;
But on the way it met
A woman whom it slew.
A twofold pain is easier far to bear
Than one: so now to suffer wilt thou dare?
Brother, to puff thyself up ne'er be quick:
For burst thou shalt be by a tiny prick!
Man and Woman.
"The woman seize, who to thy heart appeals!"
Man's motto: woman seizes not, but steals.
- Translated by Miss M. D. Petre.