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