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EPIGRAM ON COURT-WORM, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: All men are worms, but this no man. In silk
Last Line: Which was a caterpillar. So 'twill die.
Variant Title(s): On Court-worm


All men are worms: but this no man. In silk
'Twas brought to court first wrapped, and white as milk;
Where, afterwards, it grew a butterfly:
Which was a caterpillar. So 'twill die.





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