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First Line: My loves are over, other loves I sing
Last Line: As once achilles by the stygian shore.


My loves are over, other loves I sing
My faith is dead, I tell of other faiths
And bid mine incantation summon wraiths
And water my parched spirit at their spring.
What beauty could the seasons ever bring
But the same light of mortal sorrow bathes?
What breast but the same passion scars and scathes
To bear the marks of|| much || emblazoning.
Come, I will gather in mine empty house
The ghosts of exiles, wanderers of yore,
To tell their fortunes in a last carouse,
And in their cups my life-blood I will pour
That, drinking, they may utter their heart's vows,
As once Achilles by the Stygian shore.





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