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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Away, Delights!
By John Fletcher (1579–1625)
 
AWAY, delights! go seek some other dwelling,
            For I must die.
Farewell, false love! thy tongue is ever telling
            Lie after lie.
For ever let me rest now from thy smarts;        5
            Alas, for pity, go,
            And fire their hearts
That have been hard to thee! Mine was not so.
 
Never again deluding love shall know me,
            For I will die;        10
And all those griefs that think to overgrow me,
            Shall be as I:
For ever will I sleep, while poor maids cry—
            ‘Alas, for pity stay,
            And let us die        15
With thee! Men cannot mock us in the clay.’
 
 
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