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Page 57 - I shall be freed from opprobrious wrongs, That press me now, and bend my spirit downward: All Venice free, and every growing merit Succeed to its just right: fools shall be pulled From Wisdom's seat; those baleful unclean birds, Those lazy owls, who (perched near Fortune's top) Sit only watchful with their heavy wings To cuff down new-fledged virtues, that would rise To nobler heights, and make the grove harmonious.