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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
I Fear Not Henceforth Death
By William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
I FEAR not henceforth death,
Sith after this departure yet I breathe;
    Let rocks, and seas, and wind
    Their highest treasons show;
    Let sky and earth combined        5
Strive, if they can, to end my life and woe;
Sith grief cannot, me nothing can o’erthrow:
  Or if that aught can cause my fatal lot,
  It will be when I hear I am forgot.

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