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(127)
As one of which doth Tarquin lie revolving (128)

The sundry dangers of his will's obtaining; (129)

Yet ever to obtain his will resolving, (130)

Though weak-built hopes persuade him to abstaining: (131)

Despair to gain doth traffic oft for gaining;
(132)
And when great treasure is the meed proposed, (133)

Though death be adjunct, there's no death supposed.

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