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Lord Byron (1788–1824).  Poetry of Byron.  1881.
 
IV. Satiric
To Mr. Murray, I
 
FOR Orford and for Waldegrave
You give much more than me you gave;
Which is not fairly to behave,
                My Murray.
 
Because if a live dog, ’tis said,        5
Be worth a lion fairly sped,
A live lord must be worth two dead,
                My Murray.
 
And if, as the opinion goes,
Verse hath a better sale than prose—        10
Certes, I should have more than those,
                My Murray.
 
But now this sheet is nearly cramm’d,
So, if you will, I shan’t be shamm’d,
And if you won’t, you may be damn’d,        15
                My Murray.
 
 
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