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Francis T. Palgrave, ed. (1824–1897). The Golden Treasury.  1875.
Colonel Lovelace
C. To Lucasta, Going beyond the Seas
    IF to be absent were to be 
        Away from thee; 
      Or that when I am gone 
      You or I were alone; 
    Then, my Lucasta, might I crave         5
Pity from blustering wind or swallowing wave. 
    Though seas and land betwixt us both, 
        Our faith and troth, 
      Like separated souls, 
      All time and space controls:  10
    Above the highest sphere we meet 
Unseen, unknown, and greet as Angels greet. 
    So then we do anticipate 
        Our after-fate, 
      And are alive i' the skies,  15
      If thus our lips and eyes 
    Can speak like spirits unconfined 
In Heaven, their earthy bodies left behind. 

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