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The Three Temptations

'What death would you desire? '
She says: 'A bronze death that yields
a cloister for the heart; or that

which is charter for a giant, a silver death;
or that for which one must labor:
one's sacrament, that's a death of gold? '

Alas, how can your pilgrim choose?
Always there's the hissing of fire-

On my neck creeps the salamander!
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