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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
O Come Quickly
By Thomas Campion (1567–1620)
 
NEVER 1 weather-beaten sail more willing bent to shore,
Never tirèd pilgrim’s limbs affected slumber more,
Than my wearied sprite now longs to fly out of my troubled breast:
O come quickly, sweetest Lord, and take my soul to rest!
 
Ever blooming are the joys of heaven’s high Paradise,        5
Cold age deafs not there our ears nor vapour dims our eyes:
Glory there the sun outshines; whose beams the Blessèd only see:
O come quickly, glorious Lord, and raise my sprite to Thee!
 
Note 1. From Campion’s Divine and Moral Songs in Two Books of Airs, circ. 1613. [back]
 
 
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