Factor In Each Falsehood, Failure, Phantom

Music: Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Orchestra--andante.
By Antonio Vivaldi.
Performed by the Advent Chamber Orchestra at The Free Music Archive
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Factor in each falsehood, failure, phantom;
Reckon with each righteous, rash rebellion;
Implicate each ill-conceived intention;
Evoke each eloquent equivocation;
Number well each nugatory notion;
Deplore each driven, desperate deviation;
So you will see the need for having friends.

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