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Robert Bridges, ed. (1844–1930).  The Spirit of Man: An Anthology.  1916.
 
Song in Twelfth-Night

William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
 
O MISTRESS 1 mine, where are you roaming?
O, stay and hear! your true love ’s coming,
  That can sing both high and low:
Trip no further, pretty sweeting;
Journeys end in lovers’ meeting,        5
  Every wise man’s son doth know.
 
What is love? ’tis not hereafter;
Present mirth hath present laughter;
  What ’s to come is still unsure:
In delay there lies no plenty;        10
Then come kiss me, sweet-and-twenty,
  Youth ’s a stuff will not endure.
 
Note 1. Shakespeare. Song in ‘Twelfth-Night’. [back]
 
 
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