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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
William Browne, of Tavistock. 1588–1643
  
243. Song
  
FOR her gait, if she be walking; 
Be she sitting, I desire her 
For her state's sake; and admire her 
For her wit if she be talking; 
    Gait and state and wit approve her;         5
    For which all and each I love her. 
 
Be she sullen, I commend her 
For a modest. Be she merry, 
For a kind one her prefer I. 
Briefly, everything doth lend her  10
    So much grace, and so approve her, 
    That for everything I love her. 
 
 
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