previous next


With this, they all at once began to say, (1710)

Her body's stain her mind untainted clears; (1711)

While with a joyless smile she turns away (1712)

The face, that map which deep impression bears (1713)

Of hard misfortune, carved in it with tears.
'No, no,' quoth she, 'no dame, hereafter living, (1715)

By my excuse shall claim excuse's giving.'

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: