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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Robert Herrick. 1591–1674
  
269. Comfort to a Youth that had lost his Love
  
WHAT needs complaints, 
When she a place 
Has with the race 
  Of saints? 
 
In endless mirth         5
She thinks not on 
What 's said or done 
  In Earth. 
 
She sees no tears, 
Or any tone  10
Of thy deep groan 
  She hears: 
 
Nor does she mind 
Or think on 't now 
That ever thou  15
  Wast kind; 
 
But changed above, 
She likes not there, 
As she did here, 
  Thy love.  20
 
Forbear therefore, 
And lull asleep 
Thy woes, and weep 
  No more. 
 
 
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