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The Spectacles and Other

By De La Fontaine, Jean

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Title: The Spectacles and Other  
Author: De La Fontaine, Jean
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: THE SPECTACLES I LATELY vowed to leave the nuns alone, So oft their freaks have in my page been shown. The subject may at length fatigue the mind; My Muse the veil howe?er is still inclined, Conspicuously to hold to publick view, And, ?mong the sisters, scene and scene pursue. Is this too much? the nicest tricks they play; Through soft amours oft artfully they stray, And these in full I?d readily detail, If I were sure the subject would not fail; And that?s impossible I must admit, ?Twould endless be, the tales appear so fit; There?s not a clerk so expeditious found, Who could record the stories known around. The sisters to forget, were I to try, Suspicions might arise that, by and by, I should return: some case might tempt my pen; So oft I've overrun the convent?den, Like one who always makes, from time to time, The conversation with his feelings chime. But let us to an end the subject bring, And after this, of other matters sing.

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Table of Contents: The Spectacles and Other, 1 -- Jean de La Fontaine, 1 -- THE SPECTACLES, 1 -- THE BUCKING?TUB, 6 -- THE IMPOSSIBLE THING, 8 -- The Spectacles and Other -- i


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