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Sweet breathing Zephyrus did softly play,
A gentle spirit, that lightly did delay
Eftsoones the Nymphes, which now had Flowers their fill,
Ran all in haste, to see that silver brood,
That through thy prowess and victorious arms,
Thy country may be freed from foreign harms;
So forth those joyous Birdes did passe along,
Adowne the Lee, that to them murmurde low,
The snow, which doth the top of Pindus strew,
Did never whiter shew,
Walked forth to ease my pain
Along the shore of silver streaming Thames,
At length they all to merry London came,
To merry London, my most kindly nurse,
Joy may you have and gentle hearts content
Of your loves couplement:
Sweete Themmes! runne softly, till I end my Song.
Yet therein now doth lodge a noble peer,
Great England's glory and the world's wide wonder,
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