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2.33: "If Cynthia Be a Queen, a Princess, and Supreme"

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  • (1604/1618?)

    If Cynthia be a queen, a princess, and supreme,

    Keep these among the rest, or say it was a dream,

    For those that like, expound, and those that loathe express

    Meanings according as their minds are moved more or less;

    For writing what thou art, or showing what thou were,

    Adds to the one disdain, to the other but despair,

    Thy mind of neither needs, in both seeing it exceeds.

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