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

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Thomas, Lord Vaux (1509–1556)

DOTH sorrow fret thy soul? O direful sprite!

Doth pleasure feed thy heart? O blessèd man!

Hast thou been happy once? O heavy plight!

Are thy mishaps forepast? O happy than!

Or hast thou bliss in eld? O bliss too late!

But hast thou bliss in youth? O sweet estate!