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Look, as the full-fed hound or gorged hawk, (695)

Unapt for tender smell or speedy flight, (696)

Make slow pursuit, or altogether balk (697)

The prey wherein by nature they delight; (698)

So surfeit-taking Tarquin fares this night:
His taste delicious, in digestion souring, (700)

Devours his will, that lived by foul devouring.

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