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No man inveigh against the wither'd flower, (1255)

But chide rough winter that the flower hath kill'd: (1256)

Not that devour'd, but that which doth devour, (1257)

Is worthy blame. O, let it not be hild (1258)

Poor women's faults, that they are so fulfill'd
With men's abuses: those proud lords, to blame, (1260)

Make weak-made women tenants to their shame.

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