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DICING, by            
First Line: It's sport for gentlemen, but rage and pain
Last Line: But learn to give each hour what fits it best.
Alternate Author Name(s): Agathias Scholasticos
Subject(s): Dice; Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


IT'S sport for gentlemen, but rage and pain
And loss self-sought for them who fail in poise;
If you come last, from blasphemy refrain
And don't boil over with a snorting noise;
Toil not o'er toys nor with your duty jest,
But learn to give each hour what fits it best.





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