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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
William Shakespeare. 1564–1616
132. Love
 TELL me where is Fancy bred, 
Or in the heart or in the head? 
How begot, how nourishèd? 
    Reply, reply. 
It is engender'd in the eyes,         5
With gazing fed; and Fancy dies 
In the cradle where it lies. 
    Let us all ring Fancy's knell: 
    I'll begin it,—Ding, dong, bell. 
All.Ding, dong, bell.  10
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