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(1009)
'The crow may bathe his coal-black wings in mire, (1010)

And unperceived fly with the filth away; (1011)

But if the like the snow-white swan desire, (1012)

The stain upon his silver down will stay. (1013)

Poor grooms are sightless night, kings glorious day:
(1014)
Gnats are unnoted wheresoe'er they fly, (1015)

But eagles gazed upon with every eye.

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