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Poem by Louise Imogen Guiney


A Talisman


TAKE Temperance to thy breast,
While yet is the hour of choosing,
As arbitress exquisite
Of all that shall thee betide;
For better than fortunes best
Is mastery in the using,
And sweeter than anything sweet
The art to lay it aside!



Louise Imogen Guiney


Louise Imogen Guiney's other poems:
  1. In a Perpendicular Church
  2. Of Joans Youth
  3. In a Ruin, after a Thunder-Storm
  4. The Vigil-at-Arms
  5. Spring Nightfall


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