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Portrait of a Lady



 Thou hast committed—
 Fornication: but that was in another country,
 And besides, the wench is dead.
 THE JEW OF MALTA


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Among the smoke and fog of a December afternoon
You have the scene arrange itself—as it will seem to do—
With "I have saved this afternoon for you";
And four wax candles in the darkened room,
Four rings of light upon the ceiling overhead,
An atmosphere of Juliet's tomb
Prepared for all the things to be said, or left unsaid.
We have been, let us say, to hear the latest Pole

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