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The Blazing World

By Margaret Cavendish All Rights Reserved ©

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Chapter 1

Here on this Figure Cast a Glance.

But so as if it were by Chance,

Your eyes not fixt, they must not Stay,

Since this like Shadowes to the Day

It only represent's; for Still,

Her Beauty's found beyond the Skill

Of the best Paynter, to Imbrace

These lovely Lines within her face.

View her Soul's Picture, Judgment, witt,

Then read those Lines which Shee hath writt,

By Phancy's Pencill drawne alone

Which Peces but Shee, can justly owne.

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