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'So shall these slaves be king, and thou their slave; (660)

Thou nobly base, they basely dignified; (661)

Thou their fair life, and they thy fouler grave: (662)

Thou loathed in their shame, they in thy pride: (663)

The lesser thing should not the greater hide;
The cedar stoops not to the base shrub's foot, (665)

But low shrubs wither at the cedar's root.

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