What mean meanings that mean to demean the mean…

What mean meanings that mean to demean the mean;

Or what do mean ye, that dam up ambition in peasant blood?!

Seas intractable mount heaven, slave may’st be king;

As dreams vouchsafe, and make incarnating good!

Mortals we, when something literate, ween ourselves omniscient;

When rich, immortal; then in health, omnipotent:

Thus oft are men rabid by welfare, wise compulsion;

One to better the other alleges, the other the one:

Herewith all things confus’d agree in men,

Of men disadvantag’d, how descant ye then?

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From such obversions what uproarious fracas ‘gins,

As why give wretch’d beggars to bear hand ‘bove kings;

Why, greatness best sitteth on backs that least pore o’er it;

So sat I offhanded, full cognizant of this wit,

Seeking none to please, so entrancing Tyche,

Who but now with insignias of greatness pie

My fortune (herself with greatness pullulating):

High goddess favouring so rascally underling!

By indirection oft we find golded caves out:

Ho! mark the goddess dote disesteem’d by her lout!

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Now to her by conquest won I’m to her e’er sworn ‘pon earth;

At her hest, by will or by nil, of hers by right, mine by birth!




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By Sydney Chesterfield on June 6, 2016 · Posted in Braindrops On Yellow Leaves, Literary, Poetry, Trends

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