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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
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By Francis Quarles (1592–1644)
 
Respice Finem

MY soul, sit thou a patient looker-on;
Judge not the play before the play is done:
Her plot hath many changes; every day
Speaks a new scene; the last act crowns the play.
 
 
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