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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Anonymous. 1604
  
67. Sister, Awake!
Thomas Bateson's First Set of English Madrigals
  
SISTER, awake! close not your eyes! 
  The day her light discloses, 
And the bright morning doth arise 
  Out of her bed of roses. 
 
See the clear sun, the world's bright eye,         5
  In at our window peeping: 
Lo, how he blusheth to espy 
  Us idle wenches sleeping! 
 
Therefore awake! make haste, I say, 
  And let us, without staying,  10
All in our gowns of green so gay 
  Into the Park a-maying! 
 
 
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