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The Modes of the Court (John Gay) The modes of the court so common have grown, That a true friend can hardly be met. friends for interest is but a loan Which they let out for what they can get. 'Tis true, you find Some friends so kind Who will give you good counsel themselves to defend. In sorrowful ditty They promise, they pity But shift you, for money, from friend to friend. From The Beggar's Opera, Gay tune: Liliburlero RG
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