The Wealthy Pauper —

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Jewels adorn, fine raiment embrace, supple leathers wrap
Unworn,

Grand library built, master volumes set, mankind’s finest thoughts
Unread,

Better china none, purest crystal gleam, gold and silver the table set
For one,

Day’s slandered dawn, gentle breeze makes fresh, garden’s color magnificent
Curtains drawn,

Lavish all, possessions safe, within magnificent walls he lives
TableFinalAlone.

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