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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Zepheria
Canzon 26. When we, in kind embracements, had agreed
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WHEN we, in kind embracements, had agreed
To keep a royal banquet on our lips;
How soon, have we another feast decreed!
And how, at parting, have we mourned by fits!
  Eftsoons, in absence, have we wailed much more,        5
Till those void hours of intermission
Were spent! That we might revel as before,
How have we bribèd Time for expedition!
  And when remitted to our former love-plays;
How have we, overweening in delight,        10
Accused the Father Sexton of the days
That, then, with eagle’s wings, he took his flight!
  But now, Old Man! fly on, as swift as thought!
  Sith eyes from love, and hope from heart is wrought.
 
 
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