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


Thomas Campion (1567–1620)

ROSE-CHEEK’D Laura, come;

Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty’s

Silent music, either other

Sweetly gracing.

Lovely forms do flow

From concent divinely framèd:

Heaven is music, and thy beauty’s

Birth is heavenly.

These dull notes we sing

Discords need for helps to grace them;

Only beauty purely loving

Knows no discord;

But still moves delight,

Like clear springs renew’d by flowing,

Ever perfect, ever in them-

Selves eternal.