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Ad Olum

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CALL me not rebel, though { here at every word
{in what I sing
If I no longer hail thee { King and Lord
{ Lord and King
I have redeemed myself with all I had,
And now possess my fortunes poor but glad.
With all I had I have redeemed myself,
And escaped at once from slavery and pelf.
The unruly wishes must a ruler take,
Our high desires do our low fortunes make:
Those only who desire palatial things
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Edward Kofi Louis 01 June 2018
Set free thy slave! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 01 June 2018
Such a great write by Robert Louis Stevenson??????
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Britte Ninad 01 June 2018
Our high desires do our low fortunes make: Those only who desire palatial things Do bear the fetters and the frowns of Kings;
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Laura Burns 02 October 2014
This poem is a draft, published posthumously.
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