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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Dawn
By John Ford (1586–c. 1640)
 
FLY 1 hence, shadows, that do keep
Watchful sorrows charmed in sleep!
Tho’ the eyes be overtaken,
Yet the heart doth ever waken
Thoughts chained up in busy snares        5
Of continual woes and cares:
Love and griefs are so exprest
As they rather sigh than rest.
  Fly hence, shadows, that do keep
  Watchful sorrows charmed in sleep.        10
 
Note 1. From The Lover’s Melancholy, act v. sc. 1; acted 1628. Printed 1629. [back]
 
 
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