John Fletcher quotes

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Do not fear to put thy feet
Naked in the river sweet;
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Now, good night! may Sweetest Slumbers
And soft Silence fall in numbers
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Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley;
Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.
Joys as winged dreams fly fast,
Why should sadness longer last?
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All Love's Emblems and all cry,
Ladies, if not pluckt we dye,
Hear, ye ladies that despise,
What the mighty Love has done;
Fear examples, and be wise:
Care-charming Sleep, thou easer of all woes,
Brother to Death, sweetly thyself dispose
Come, all sad and solemn shows,
That are quick-eyed Pleasure's foes!
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