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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Sir Walter Scott. 1771–1832
  
544. Lucy Ashton's Song
  
LOOK not thou on beauty's charming; 
Sit thou still when kings are arming; 
Taste not when the wine-cup glistens; 
Speak not when the people listens; 
Stop thine ear against the singer;         5
From the red gold keep thy finger; 
Vacant heart and hand and eye, 
Easy live and quiet die. 
 
 
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