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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
Song in As You Like It

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
      BLOW, 1 blow, thou winter wind,
      Thou art not so unkind
        As man’s ingratitude;
      Thy tooth is not so keen
      Because thou art not seen,        5
        Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
      Then, heigh ho! the holly!
      This life is most jolly.        10
 
      Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
      Thou dost not bite so nigh
        As benefits forgot:
      Though thou the waters warp,
      Thy sting is not so sharp        15
        As friend remember’d not.
Heigh ho! sing, heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
      Then, heigh ho! the holly!
      This life is most jolly.        20
 
Note 1. Shakespeare. Song in ‘As you like it’. [back]
 
 
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