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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Thomas Campion. 1567?–1619
  
176. O come quickly!
  
NEVER weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore, 
Never tirèd pilgrim's limbs affected slumber more, 
Than my wearied sprite now longs to fly out of my troubled breast: 
O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soul to rest! 
 
Ever blooming are the joys of heaven's high Paradise,         5
Cold age deafs not there our ears nor vapour dims our eyes: 
Glory there the sun outshines; whose beams the Blessèd only see: 
O come quickly, glorious Lord, and raise my sprite to Thee! 
 
 
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