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THE VAIN ADVICE, by            
First Line: Ah, gaze not on those eyes! Forbear
Last Line: Is too far lost to have the power to fly.


Ah, gaze not on those eyes! forbear
That soft enchanting voice to hear:
Not looks of basilisks give surer death
Nor Syrens sing with more destructive breath.

Fly, if thy freedom thou'dst maintain:
Alas! I feel the advice is vain!
A heart whose safety but in flight does lie,
Is too far lost to have the power to fly.





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