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First Line: Twixt good and ill my wavering fortune see
Last Line: Diminishing and dwindling quite to nought.
Subject(s): Fortune; Life


'Twixt good and ill my wavering fortune see
Swayed in capricious instability,
Most like the moon, whose ceaseless wax and wane
Cannot two nights the self-same form retain;
Viewless at first, then a dim streak revealed,
Then slow augmenting to an argent shield;
And when at length to fair perfection brought,
Diminishing and dwindling quite to nought.




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