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By falsehood, or discourtesy, or why?
To seek i' the valley some cool, friendly spring.
And left your fair side all unguarded, lady?
They were but twain, and purposed quick return.
Perhaps forestalling night prevented them.
How easy my
misfortune is to hit!
Imports their loss, beside the present need ?
No less than if I should my brothers lose.
Were they of manly prime, or youthful bloom?
As smooth as Hebe's their unrazored lips.
Two such I saw, what time the labouredox
In his loose traces from the furrow came,
And the swinkt 10 hedger at his supper sat ;
Their port was more than human, as they stood ;
What readiest way would bring me to that place?
Due west it rises from this shrubby point.
To find out that, good shepherd, I suppose, In such a scant allowance of star-light, Would overtask the best land-pilot's art, Without the sure guess of well-practised feet.