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INSCRIPTION ON A FOUNTAIN, by            
First Line: O you, who mark what flowrets gay
Last Line: O flow for all creation too! E. Lovibond
Subject(s): Fountains


O YOU, who mark what flowrets gay,
What gales, what odours breathing near,
What sheltering shades from summer's ray
Allure my spring to linger here.

You see me quit this margin green,
Yet see me deaf to pleasure's call,
Explore the thirsty haunts of men,
Yet see my bounty flow for all.

O learn of me -- no partial rill,
No slumbering selfish pool be you;
But social laws alike fulfil;
O flow for all creation too! E. Lovibond





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