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Satyr

Rating: 3.1

Were I (who to my cost already am
One of those strange prodigious Creatures Man)
A Spirit free, to choose for my own share,
What Case of Flesh, and Blood, I pleas'd to weare,
I'd be a Dog, a Monkey, or a Bear,
Or any thing but that vain Animal,
Who is so proud of being rational.
The senses are too gross, and he'll contrive
A Sixth, to contradict the other Five;
And before certain instinct, will preferr

Reason, which Fifty times for one does err.
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* Sunprincess * 21 January 2016

............a satyr most interesting....especially like these lines ? If upon Earth there dwell such God-like Men, I'le here recant my Paradox to them, Adore those Shrines of Virtue, Homage pay, And with the Rabble World, their Laws obey. If such there are, yet grant me this at least, Man differs more from Man, than Man from Beast.

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