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English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

William Drummond

201. Alexis, Here She Stayed; Among These Pines

ALEXIS, here she stayed; among these pines,

Sweet hermitress, she did alone repair;

Here did she spread the treasure of her hair,

More rich than that brought from the Colchian mines;

She set her by these muskéd eglantines.—

The happy place the print seems yet to bear;—

Her voice did sweeten here thy sugared lines,

To which winds, trees, beasts, birds, did lend their ear:

Me here she first perceived, and here a morn

Of bright carnations did o’erspread her face;

Here did she sigh, here first my hopes were born,

And I first got a pledge of promised grace;

But ah! what served it to be happy so,

Sith passéd pleasures double but new woe?