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Women have tongues of craft, and hearts of guile,
They will, they will not; fools that on them trust;
For in their speech is death, hell in their smile.
[It., Femmina e cosa garrula e fallace:
Vuole e disvuole, e folle uom chi sen fida,
Si tra se volge.]
Prepared to meet his fate, whate'er arise,
Let him on victory count, and death despise.
Happy indeed such torture and such death,
Yea more than gain of provinces and gold.
Small is the gulf that lies 'twixt sleep and death.
Death is the lot of cities and of States;
Pomp, luxury, 'neath sand and grass do lie,
Yet man, it seems, is wroth that he must die.
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