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Seccombe and Arber, comps.  Elizabethan Sonnets.  1904.
 
Chloris
Sonnet VI. You lofty Pines, co-partners of my woe
William Smith (fl. 1596)
 
YOU lofty Pines, co-partners of my woe,
When CHLORIS sitteth underneath your shade;
To her those sighs and tears, I pray you show,
Whilst you attending, I for her have made.
  Whilst you attending droppèd have sweet balm,        5
In token that you pity my distress:
ZEPHIRUS hath your stately boughs made calm;
Whilst I, to you my sorrows did express.
  The neighbour mountains bendèd have their tops,
When they have heard my rueful melody;        10
And Elves, in rings about me leap and hop,
To frame my passions to their jollity.
  Resounding echoes, from their obscure caves
  Reiterate what most my fancy craves.
 
 
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