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Now the wasted brande do glow;
Whilst the scritch-owl, scritching loud,

SONG.
Puts the wretch, that lies in woe,

IN TWELFTH NIGAT.
In remembrance of a shroud.
Now it is the time of night
That the graves, all gaping wide,

Come away, come away, death,
Every one lets forth his spite,

And in sad cypress let me be laid; In the churchway paths to glide;

Fly away, fly away, breath, And we Fairies, that do run

I am slain by a fair cruel maid. By the triple Hecat's team,

My shroud of wbite, stuck all with yew, From the presence of the Sun,

O prepare it ; Following darkness like a dream,

My part of death no one so true Now are frolic; not a mouse

Did share it. Shall disturb this hallow'd house:

Not a flower, not a flower sweet I ain sent with broom before

On my black coffin let there be strown; To sweep the dust behind the door.

Not a friend, not a friend greet

My poor corpse, where my bones shall be throw: A thousand thousand sighs to save,

Lay me, O! where

Sad true lover pe'er find my grave,
SONG.

To weep there!

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No exorciser harm thee!
Nor no witchcraft charm thee!
Ghost anlaid forbear thee!
Nothing ill come near thee!
From it consummation have,
And renowned be thy grave!

And tune his merry note
Unto the sweet bird's throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither ;

Here shall he see

No enemy
But winter and rough weather.

SONG.

FRON AS YOU LIKE IT. UNDER the green-wood tree Who loves to lie with me,

Who doth ambition shun,
And loves to live i' the sun;
Seeking the food he eats,
And pleas'd with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither :

Here shall he see

No enemy
But winter and rough weather

THE

POEMS

OF

SIR JOHN DAVIES.

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