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First Line: For orford and for waldegrave
Last Line: My murray.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Murray, John (1745-1793); Publishing; Publishers

FOR Orford and for Waldegrave
You give much more than me you gave;
Which is not fairly to behave,
My Murray!

Because if a live dog, 't is said,
Be worth a Lion fairly sped,
A live lord must be worth two dead,
My Murray!

And if, as the opinion goes,
Verse hath a better sale than prose --
Certes, I should have more than those,
My Murray!

But now this sheet is nearly cramm'd,
So, if you will, I shan't be shamm'd,
And if you won't, -- you may be damn'd,
My Murray.

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