Tales and Novels of J. de La Fontaine — Volume 11 eBook

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          So well Minutolo preferred his suit,
          The lady with him more would not dispute,
          With downcast eyes she listened to his prayer,
          And looked disposed to tranquilize his care;
          From easy freedom soon he ’gan to soar;
          A smile received:—­a kiss bestowed and more: 
          At length, the lady passed resistance by,
          And all conceded, e’en without a sigh.

          Ourhero felt a thousand times more blessed
          Than when he first the beauteous fair caressed;
          For when a flame reciprocal is raised,
          The bliss redoubles, and by all is praised.

          ThusRichard pleasantly employed his time,
          Contented lived, concentring joys sublime. 
          A sample, now, we have given of his pow’rs,
          And who would wish for more delightful hours? 
          O grant, kind heav’n! that I the like may meet,
          And ever prove so wary and discreet.


In childhood fear ’s the lesson first we know! 
Who knows too much, oft shows a want of sense

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