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THE FOUNTAIN, by            
First Line: The sea hath tempered it; the mighty sun
Last Line: Hath steel somewhat advantage over water.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mu'tamid, Al-; Al-mu'tamid Of Sevilla
Subject(s): Fountains; Water


THE sea hath tempered it; the mighty sun
Polished the blade,
And from the limpid sheath the sword leaps forth;
Man hath not made
A better in Damascus—though for slaughter
Hath steel somewhat advantage over water.





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