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From this session interdict
Save the eagle seather'd king.
Let the priest in surplice white, .
That desunctive musick ken,
Be the death-divining swan.
Lest the requiem lack his right.
And thou treble-dated crow,
That thy fable gender niak'st,
With the breath thou giv'st and tak'sti
'Mongst our mourners shalt thou go.
Here the anthem doth commence,.
Love and constancy is dead,
Phœnix and the turtle fled
To themselves yet either neither,
Beauty, truth and rarity,
Why should this desert be,
Tongue I'll hang on every tree,
Some how brief the lise of man
Runs his erring pilgrimage, That the stretching of a span
Buckles in his sum of age. Some of violated vows
'Twixt the fouls of friend and friend,. But upon the fairest boughs,
Or at every sentence' end
Teaching all that read to know,.
Heaven would in little show. Therefore heaven nature charg'cli
That one body should be sili'd With all graces wide enlarg'd i
Nature presently distill'd Helen's cheek, but not her heart,.
Cleopatra's majesty; .Atalanta's better part,
Sad Lucretia's modesty. Thus Rofalind of many parts,
By heavenly synods was devis'i,. Of many saces, eyes and hearts,
To have the touches dearest priz'd. Heaven would these gifts she should have>
And I to live and die her flave.