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   English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
45. Beauty Bathing
 
Anthony Munday (1553–1663)
 
 
BEAUTY sat bathing by a spring
  Where fairest shades did hide her;
  The winds blew calm, the birds did sing,
  The cool streams ran beside her.
  My wanton thoughts enticed mine eye        5
    To see what was forbidden:
  But better memory said, fie!
    So vain desire was chidden:—
        Hey nonny nonny O!
        Hey nonny nonny!        10
 
  Into a slumber then I fell,
    When fond imagination
  Seeméd to see, but could not tell
    Her feature or her fashion.
  But, ev’n as babes in dreams do smile,        15
    And sometimes fall a-weeping,
  So I awaked, as wise this while
    As when I fell a-sleeping:—
        Hey nonny nonny O!
        Hey nonny nonny!        20
 

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