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The World’s Wit and Humor: An Encyclopedia in 15 Volumes.  1906.
Vol. XV: Greek—Roman—Oriental
 
To an Inconsistent Fair
By Ali Ben Abd (11th Century)
 
WHEN I sent you some melons, you cried out with scorn,
  “They ought to be heavy and wrinkled and yellow!”
When I offered myself, whom those graces adorn,
  You flouted, and called me an ugly old fellow.
 
 
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