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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
 
W. Shakespeare
 
XLII. "Blow, blow, thou winter wind"
 
      BLOW, blow, thou winter wind, 
      Thou art not so unkind 
        As man's ingratitude; 
      Thy tooth is not so keen 
      Because thou art not seen,         5
        Although thy breath be rude. 
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly: 
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly: 
      Then, heigh-ho! the holly! 
      This life is most jolly.  10
  
      Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky, 
      Thou dost not bite so nigh 
        As benefits forgot: 
      Though thou the waters warp, 
      Thy sting is not so sharp  15
        As friend remember'd not. 
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly: 
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly: 
      Then, heigh-ho! the holly! 
      This life is most jolly.  20
 
 
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