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JEST, RUSE AND REVENGE
17.
The Man of Power Speaks.

Ask never! Cease that whining, pray!
Take without asking, take alway!


18.
Narrow Souls.

Narrow souls hate I like the devil,
Souls wherein grows nor good nor evil.


19.
Accidentally a Seducer.[1]

He shot an empty word
 Into the empty blue;
But on the way it met
 A woman whom it slew.


20.
For Consideration.

A twofold pain is easier far to bear
Than one: so now to suffer wilt thou dare?


21.
Against Pride.

Brother, to puff thyself up ne'er be quick:
For burst thou shalt be by a tiny prick!

22.
Man and Woman.

"The woman seize, who to thy heart appeals!"
Man's motto: woman seizes not, but steals.

  1. Translated by Miss M. D. Petre.