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   English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
438. Lucy Ashton’s Song
 
Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
 
LOOK not thou on beauty’s charming;
Sit thou still when kings are arming;
Taste not when the wine-cup glistens;
Speak not when the people listens;
Stop thine ear against the singer;        5
From the red gold keep thy finger;
Vacant heart and hand and eye,
Easy live and quiet die.
 

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