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AS A MOULD FOR SOME FAIR FORM, by                     Poet's Biography
First Line: As a mould for some fair form
Last Line: Beholdest—what thou art not.
Subject(s): Models; Plaster Casts

AS a mould for some fair form is made of plaster, and then when it is made
and the form is cast therein, the plaster is broken and flung aside—
So, and for a form fairer than aught thou canst imagine, thy body, thy
intellect, thy pursuits and accomplishments, and all that thou dost now call
Are the mould which in time will have to be broken and flung aside.
Their outlines are the inverse of thy true form: looking on them thou
beholdest—what thou art not.

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