Renunciation

By EleCivil

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  1. If all thatís said is only truth,
  2. How nobler named than Liar be?
  3. If every act heroic called,
  4. What better cause than villainy?
  5.  
  6. Pray, come name me Charlatan!
  7. ÖIf such a name be needed
  8. For better named untruthful than
  9. Memorized, repeated.
  10.  
  11. May every word to leave these lips
  12. Leave little but impressions
  13. That every sauntíring syllable
  14. Led only low intentions.
  15.  
  16. Let all words spoken honestly
  17. Lie caught between the teeth
  18. And so be heard not publicly
  19. Lest named, thus bound, to be.