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And happy lines! on which, with starry light,
Those lamping eyes will deign sometimes to look,
Leaves, lines, and rhymes, seek her to please alone,
Whom if ye please, I care for other none!
Happy ye leaves! whenas those lily hands,
Which hold my life in their dead-doing might,
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Coming to kiss her lips, (such grace I found,)
Meseem'd, I smelt a garden of sweet flowers,
Such fragrant flowers do give most odorous smell;
But her sweet odour did them all excel.
Strange thing me seemd to see a beast so wyld,
So goodly wonne with her owne will beguyld.
Lyke as a huntsman after weary chace,
Seeing the game from him escapt away,
Sits downe to rest him in some shady place,
So let us love, dear Love, like as we ought;
Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.
Most glorious Lord of life! that, on this day,
Didst make thy triumph over death and sin;
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All sorts of flowers the which on earth do spring
In goodly colours gloriously arrayed;
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