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(1275)
'But tell me, girl, when went'--and there she stay'd (1276)

Till after a deep groan--'Tarquin from hence?' (1277)

'Madam, ere I was up,' replied the maid, (1278)

'The more to blame my sluggard negligence: (1279)

Yet with the fault I thus far can dispense;
(1280)
Myself was stirring ere the break of day, (1281)

And, ere I rose, was Tarquin gone away.

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