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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Beware
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
 
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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