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Fuess and Stearns, comps.  The Little Book of Society Verse.  1922.
 
No Longer Jealous
By Walter Savage Landor
 
I REMEMBER the time ere his temples were grey,
And I frowned at the things he’d the boldness to say,
But now he’s grown old, he may say what he will,
I laugh at his nonsense and take nothing ill.
 
Indeed I must say he’s a little improved,        5
For he watches no longer the “slily beloved,”
No longer as once he awakens my fears,
Not a glance he perceives, not a whisper he hears.
 
If he heard one of late, it has never transpired,
For his only delight is to see me admired;        10
And now pray what better return can I make,
Than to flirt and be always admired—for his sake?
 
 
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