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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Of His Dear Son, Gervase
By Sir John Beaumont (1583–1627)
 
DEAR Lord, receive my son, whose winning love
To me was like a friendship, far above
The course of nature or his tender age;
Whose looks could all my bitter griefs assuage:
Let his pure soul, ordained seven years to be        5
In that frail body which was part of me,
Remain my pledge in Heaven, as sent to show
How to this port at every step I go.
 
 
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