Quotation by Michael Drayton

But you broke into heaven's immortal store,
Where virtue, honor, wit, and beauty lay;
Which taking thence you have escaped away,
Yet stand as free as ere you did before;
Michael Drayton (1563–1631), British poet. Idea (sonnet 4, l. 9–12). . .

Anchor Anthology of Sixteenth-Century Verse, The. Richard S. Sylvester, ed. (1974) Doubleday Anchor Books.
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