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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed. The Book of Elizabethan Verse. 1907.

God Lyæus, Ever Young

John Fletcher (1579–1625)

GOD Lyæus, ever young,

Ever honour’d, ever sung,

Stain’d with blood of lusty grapes,

In a thousand lusty shapes

Dance upon the mazer’s brim,

In the crimson liquor swim;

From thy plenteous hand divine

Let a river run with wine:

God of youth, let this day here

Enter neither care nor fear.