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MONTORO'S SONG

"King, see, your rejected
sceptre lies neglected
    on the throne-steps still.
Long you have forgotten it. . . ."
—It is yours, O Favourite.
   Ask for what you will.

"King, in kingly measure
I have spent my treasure,
    haste my stores to fill!
Be my Envoy leal and fit—"
—I shall do so, Favourite.
    Ask for what you will.

"King, tell me I am dreaming;
I see the tapers gleaming;
    a scaffold boding ill
with the headsman swart by it— "
—It is yours, O Favourite,
    ask for what you will.

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