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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Fair Hebe
Anonymous
 
FAIR 1 Hebe, when dame Flora meets,
  She trips and leaps as gallants do;
Up to the hills and down again
  To the vallies runs she to and fro.
But out, alas! when frosty locks        5
  Begirds the head with cark and care;
Peace! laugh no more, let pranks go by,
  Slow-crawling age forbids such ware.
 
Note 1. From Thomas Bateson’s First Set of English Madrigals, 1604. [back]
 
 
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