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First Line: When I was young and light of heart
Last Line: May mock my youth's hypocrisy!
Subject(s): Youth


I.

WHEN I was young and light of heart
I made sad songs with easy art:
Now I am sad, and no more young,
My sorrow cannot find a tongue.

II.

Pray, Muses, since I may not sing
Of Death or any grievous thing,
Teach me some joyous strain, that I
May mock my youth's hypocrisy!





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