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This letter which now meets your astonished eyes, Maiden

You must believe has been written by a friendly hand.

Nor should you rashly spurn – it would be ill – once you deemed an enemy –

Betimes salvation is from foe to for brought,

Yet I was not such an enemy, though I seemed to be,

And this breast could not have chosen to hate you.

My heart is not so playful, nor does it dwell

In the breast of a savage beast.

That I am not moved by your nobility, by the unspoilt flower of your age,

By you beauty, the envy of the Gods….

From “Almachius Tyrannus ad S Caeciliam by Charles Carroll of Carrollton

 

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