Yeats [by George Charles Beresford, 1911]
The Lover Pleads with His Friend for Old Friends
by William Butler Yeats
from The Wind Among the Reeds (London: Elkin Mathews, 1899)
Voices among the crowd
And new friends busy with your praise,
Be not unkind or proud,
But think of old friends the most:
Times bitter flood may rise,
Your beauty perish and be lost
For all eyes but these eyes.
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