Democritus And Heraclitus



Democritus, dear droll, revisit earth,
And with our follies glut thy heighten'd mirth:
Sad Heraclitus, serious wretch, return,
In louder grief our greater crimes to mourn,
Between you both I unconcern'd stand by;
Hurt can I lauh? and honest need I cry?

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AABCDD
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 255
Words 44
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 6

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