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

Urns and Odours Bring Away

William Shakespeare (1564–1616) or John Fletcher (1579–1625)

URNS and odours bring away!

Vapours, sighs, darken the day!

Our dole more deadly looks than dying;

Balms and gums and heavy cheers,

Sacred vials fill’d with tears,

And clamours through the wild air flying!

Come, all sad and solemn shows,

That are quick-eyed Pleasure’s foes!

We convènt naught else but woes.