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Arthur Quiller-Couch, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse: 1250–1900.
Thomas Lodge. 1556?–1625
98. Phillis 1
MY Phillis hath the morning sun 
  At first to look upon her; 
And Phillis hath morn-waking birds 
  Her risings still to honour. 
My Phillis hath prime-feather'd flowers,         5
  That smile when she treads on them; 
And Phillis hath a gallant flock, 
  That leaps since she doth own them. 
But Phillis hath too hard a heart, 
  Alas that she should have it!  10
It yields no mercy to desert, 
  Nor grace to those that crave it. 
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