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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Church Music
By George Herbert (1593–1633)
 
SWEETEST of sweets, I thank you: when displeasure
  Did through my body wound my mind,
You took me thence, and in your house of pleasure
  A dainty lodging me assign’d.
 
Now I in you without a body move,        5
  Rising and falling with your wings;
We both together sweetly live and love,
  Yet say sometimes, God help poor kings!
 
Comfort, I’ll die; for if you post from me
  Sure I shall do so and much more;        10
But if I travel in your company,
  You know the way to Heaven’s door.
 
 
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