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and the Bletherwitch


wanted to make their poems all licence, but this Titania would not consent to, so they went away singing, all in tune too, a little piece that Robin Goodfellow said was a Rondel:—

Life is but a mingled song,
Sung in divers keys;
Sweet and tender, brave and strong,
As the heart agrees.

Naught but love each maid will please
When emotions throng;
Life is but a mingled song,
Sung in divers keys.

Youth and age nor deem it wrong,
Sing with joyous ease,
That your days you may prolong
Freed from Care’s decrees.
Life is but a mingled song
Sung in divers keys.

So on their way they went rejoicing—saying pretty things to the fairies, the flowers and the