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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
Plays
By Walter Savage Landor
 
ALAS, how soon the hours are over
Counted us out to play the lover!
And how much narrower is the stage
Alloted us to play the sage!
But when we play the fool, how wide        5
The theatre expands! beside,
How long the audience sit before us:
How many prompters, what a chorus!
 
 
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