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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
  
Thomas Campion. 1567?–1619
  
169. Laura
  
ROSE-CHEEK'D Laura, come; 
Sing thou smoothly with thy beauty's 
Silent music, either other 
      Sweetly gracing. 
 
  Lovely forms do flow         5
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;  10
Only beauty purely loving 
      Knows no discord; 
 
  But still moves delight, 
Like clear springs renew'd by flowing, 
Ever perfect, ever in them-  15
      selves eternal. 
 
 
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