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Taedium Vitae (Author: Oscar Wilde)


  1. 1] To stab my youth with desperate knives, to wear
    2] This paltry age's gaudy livery,
    3] To let each base hand filch my treasury,
    4] To mesh my soul within a woman's hair,
    5] And be mere Fortune's lackeyed groom,—I swear
    6] I love it not! these things are less to me
    7] Than the thin foam that frets upon the sea,
    8] Less than the thistle-down of summer air