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

I Fear Not Henceforth Death

William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)

I FEAR not henceforth death,

Sith after this departure yet I breathe;

Let rocks, and seas, and wind

Their highest treasons show;

Let sky and earth combined

Strive, if they can, to end my life and woe;

Sith grief cannot, me nothing can o’erthrow:

Or if that aught can cause my fatal lot,

It will be when I hear I am forgot.