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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Sir John Beaumont. 1583–1627
  
223. Of his Dear Son, Gervase
  
DEAR Lord, receive my son, whose winning love 
To me was like a friendship, far above 
The course of nature or his tender age; 
Whose looks could all my bitter griefs assuage: 
Let his pure soul, ordain'd seven years to be         5
In that frail body which was part of me, 
Remain my pledge in Heaven, as sent to show 
How to this port at every step I go. 
 
 
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