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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
Celia Singing
By Thomas Carew (1595?–1639?)
 
YOU that think love can convey
          No other way,
But through the eyes, into the heart,
          His fatal dart,
Close up those casements and but hear        5
          This siren sing,
          And on the wing
Of her sweet voice it shall appear
That love can enter at the ear.
 
Then unveil your eyes, behold        10
          The curious mould
Where that voice dwells, and as we know,
          When the cocks crow,
          We freely may
          Gaze on the day,        15
So may you, when the music ’s done,
Awake and see the rising sun.
 
 
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