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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
The Invitation
By Thomas Dekker (c. 1570–1632)
 
LIVE with me still, and all the measures
  Played to by spheres I’ll teach thee;
Let’s but thus dally, all the pleasures
  The moon beholds, her man shall reach thee.
 
Dwell in mine arms, aloft we’ll hover,        5
  And see fields of armies fighting:
Oh, part not from me! I’ll discover
  There all the books of fancy’s writing.
 
Be but my darling, age to free thee
  From her curse, shall fall a-dying;        10
Call me thy empress, Time to see thee
  Shall forget his art of flying.
 
 
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