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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
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By Thomas, Lord Vaux (1509–1556)
 
DOTH sorrow fret thy soul? O direful sprite!
Doth pleasure feed thy heart? O blessèd man!
Hast thou been happy once? O heavy plight!
Are thy mishaps forepast? O happy than!
Or hast thou bliss in eld? O bliss too late!        5
But hast thou bliss in youth? O sweet estate!
 
 
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