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First Line: In hearts like thine ne'er may I hold a place
Last Line: The rotten borough of the human heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Love


IN hearts like thine ne'er may I hold a place
Till I renounce all sense, all shame, all grace --
That seat, -- like seats, the bane of Freedom's realm,
But dear to those presiding at the helm --
Is basely purchased, not with gold alone;
Add Conscience, too, this bargain is your own --
'T is thine to offer with corrupting art
The rotten borough of the human heart.





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