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First Line: With mighty leaps and bounds
Last Line: Hunt me to death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Passion

WITH mighty leaps and bounds,
I followed Passion's hounds,
My hot blood had its day;
Lust, Gluttony, and Drink,
I chased to Hell's black brink,
Both night and day.

I ate like three strong men,
I drank enough for ten,
Each hour must have its glass;
Yes, Drink and Gluttony
Have starved more brains, say I,
Than Hunger has.

And now, when I grow old,
And my slow blood is cold,
And feeble is my breath --
I'm followed by those hounds,
Whose mighty leaps and bounds
Hunt me to death.

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