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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XI. O Come Quickly
Madrigal
By William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
 
    MY thoughts hold mortal strife;
    I do detest my life,
    And with lamenting cries
    Peace to my soul to bring
Oft call that prince which here doth monarchize:        5
      But he, grim-grinning King,
Who caitiffs scorns, and doth the blest surprise,
Late having deckt with beauty’s rose his tomb,
Disdains to crop a weed, and will not come.
 
 
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