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...stare into the lake of sunset as it runs
boiling, over the west past all control
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The peace of God, which passeth all understanding.
Since to the awe of thy imperious wit
Our troublesome language bends, made only fit
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Here lies a King that ruled as he thought fit
The universal monarchy of wit;
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So all were lost, which in the ship were found,
They in the sea being burnt, they in the burnt ship drown'd.
Not thou nor thy religion dost controule,
The amorousnesse of an harmonious Soule,
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Sweare by thy selfe, that at my death thy Sonne
Shall shine as he shines now, and heretofore;
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Love must not be, but take a body too,
And therefore what thou wert, and who,
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Love is a growing, or full constant light;
And his first minute, after noone, is night.
And new Philosophy calls all in doubt,
The element of fire is quite put out;
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