„Whatever my ancestors did to you, none of them consulted me.“

Fuente: Shadowrise

Última actualización 22 de Mayo de 2020. Historia

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context (16) "Mr. & Mrs. Everywhere: Calypso (stanzas 2, 5, and 7) <!-- [Italics in source] -->
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Contexto: O love, whose lordly hand
Has bridled my desires,
And raised my hunger and my thirst
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And let my heart parch with thirst,
And let me die and perish,
Ere I stretch my hand
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Or a bowl you did not bless.

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