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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Restoration Verse.  1910.
 
The Favour
By Henry Vaughan (1621–1695)
 
O THY bright looks! Thy glance of love
Shown, and but shown, me from above!
Rare looks! that can dispense such joy
As without wooing wins the coy,
And makes him mourn, and pine, and die,        5
Like a starv’d eaglet, for Thine eye.
Some kind herbs here, though low and far,
Watch for and know their loving star.
O let no star compare with Thee!
Nor any herb out-duty me!        10
So shall my nights and mornings be
Thy time to shine, and mine to see.
 
 
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