The Old Bachelor

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The Old Bachelor
by William Congreve


THE OLD BACHELOR


    Quem tulit ad scenam ventoso Gloria curru,
    Exanimat lentus spectator; sedulus inflat:
    Sic leve, sic parvum est, animum quod laudis avarum
    Subruit, aut reficit.

    Horat. Epist. i. lib. ii.


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This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.