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Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

William Shakespeare

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 remembered 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!

From "As You Like It," Act II., Sc. 7.

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