A 818: etext transcription

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Dear friend - To reproach
my own foot in
behalf of your's
is involuntary -
and finding
meager solace
in "whom he
loveth he chas-
teneth", your
prowess astounds
me - It was
only a small
Wasp, said the
french physician
repairing the
sting, but the

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strength to perish
is sometimes with-
held - yet who
but you can
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a foot -
Take all away
from me, but
leave me Ecstasy
And I am richer
then I am

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