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Herbert J.C. Grierson, ed. (1886–1960). Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.  1921.
 
Thomas Carew
 
32. A Song
 
ASK me no more where Jove bestowes, 
When June is past, the fading rose: 
For in your beauties orient deep, 
These Flowers as in their causes sleep. 
  
Ask me no more whither doe stray         5
The golden Atomes of the day: 
For in pure love heaven did prepare 
Those powders to inrich your hair. 
  
Ask me no more whither doth hast 
The Nightingale, when May is past:  10
For in your sweet dividing throat 
She winters, and keeps warm her note. 
  
Ask me no more where those starres light, 
That downwards fall in dead of night: 
For in your eyes they sit, and there,  15
Fixed, become as in their sphere. 
  
Ask me no more if East or West, 
The Phenix builds her spicy nest: 
For unto you at last she flyes, 
And in your fragrant bosome dies.  20
 
 
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