Edward Wright Haile
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Zz 002 Cruel Disdain
Lady, you have no fault but cruel disdain.
And one who knows you best (but owns you least)
knows flattery has made you mirror-vain,
and there true admiration looks the beast.
That anything but truth can praise, despair.
There is a handsomeness deserving pride,
the same as pride in knowing who you are,
but not a morning’s vanity applied