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AGATHIAS


Be Not Too Timorous -


Be not too timorous, youth, nor strive to merit

Thy mistress' favour by a broken spirit;

Lift up thine eyes, boldly thy fair survey;

Yea, turn them, now and then, the other way:

For woman, though with glee abashing pride,

Delights not less the abject to deride;

And best may he subdue her to his bent

Who is both humble and impertinent.