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John Keats (1795–1821).  The Poetical Works of John Keats.  1884.
 
57. On Fame
 
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FAME, like a wayward girl, will still be coy
  To those who woo her with too slavish knees,
But makes surrender to some thoughtless boy,
  And dotes the more upon a heart at ease;
She is a Gipsey,—will not speak to those        5
  Who have not learnt to be content without her;
A Jilt, whose ear was never whisper’d close,
  Who thinks they scandal her who talk about her;
A very Gipsey is she, Nilus-born,
  Sister-in-law to jealous Potiphar;        10
Ye love-sick Bards! repay her scorn for scorn;
  Ye Artists lovelorn! madmen that ye are!
Make your best bow to her and bid adieu,
Then, if she likes it, she will follow you.
 

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