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(211)
'What win I, if I gain the thing I seek? (212)

A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy. (213)

Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week? (214)

Or sells eternity to get a toy? (215)

For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy?
(216)
Or what fond beggar, but to touch the crown, (217)

Would with the sceptre straight be strucken down?

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