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William Shakespeare

Blow, blow, thou winter wind

        Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
        Thou art not so unkind
        As man's ingratitude;
        Thy tooth is not so keen
        Because thou art not seen,
        Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh ho! sing heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
        Then, heigh ho! the holly!
        This life is most jolly.

        Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
        Thou dost not bite so nigh
        As benefits forgot:
        Though thou the waters warp,
        Thy sting is not so sharp
        As friend remember'd not.
Heigh ho! sing heigh ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
        Then, heigh ho! the holly!
        This life is most jolly.

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Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind, Millais

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