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

A Litany

Phineas Fletcher (1582–1650)

DROP, drop, slow tears,

And bathe those beauteous feet

Which brought from Heaven

The news and Prince of Peace:

Cease not, wet eyes,

His mercy to entreat:

To cry for vengeance

Sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods

Drown all my faults and fears;

Nor let His eye

See sin, but through my tears.