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To fly from cares and chores
Fair Lady Susanna has remarked:
> Wouldst claim them both together?
> Wouldst temper thus the sweet
> and merry view we have of you
> and melt it in the heat?
> O, eagle, fly unfettered!
> Deny the irons' claim!
> Draw that which office offers you
> and sign your honored name,
> then place the pen upon the table,
> leave the paint to dry and set,
> and wander midst the sunlight idle
> bright companions, newly met
> The flowers of the Cheapside,
> in blossomed, shared joy, drenched,
> That when the hours draw to the dusk
> you find your fire quenched.
The claims that I'm not making
of any ladies plied
Or hammered plans and policies
that scorch marks on my hid
I can not leave my irons
to melt within the fire
Or fly while ink and paint dry
to seek out my desire
Thus does my office drive me
to serve fair Stierbach land
Not woo the bright companions
to kiss a fair soft hand
Fair are the flowers of Cheapside
found at the Merry Rose
I'll greet at dusk, chores set by
and as the darkness grows