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Ad Nepotem

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O NEPOS, twice my neigh(b)our (since at home
We're door by door, by Flora's temple dome;
And in the country, still conjoined by fate,
Behold our villas standing gate by gate),
Thou hast a daughter, dearer far than life -
Thy image and the image of thy wife.
Thy image and thy wife's, and be it so!

But why for her, { neglect the flowing } can
{ O Nepos, leave the }
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COMMENTS
Laura Burns 02 October 2014
Stevenson did not complete this poem and it was published after his death.
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* Sunprincess * 19 March 2014
......nice write...enjoyed.. But thou, meantime, the while the batch is sound, With pleased companions pass the bowl around; Nor let the childless only taste delights, For Fathers also may enjoy their nights.~
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