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Like to the mowing tones of unspoke speeches
Or like two lobsters clad in logick breeches;
Or like the grey fleece of a crimson catt,
Or like the moone-calf in a slipshold hatt;
Or like the shadow when the sun is gone,
Or like a thought that nev'r was thought upon:

Even such is man who never was begotten
Until his children were both dead and rotten...

Это Richard Corbet (c 1624 - епископ Оксфордский, написавший поэтическую эпитафию Джону Донну).

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