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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
In Youth Is Pleasure
By Robert Wever (fl. c. 1550)
 
IN a harbour grene aslepe whereas I lay,
The byrdes sang swete in the middes of the day,
I dreamed fast of mirth and play:
    In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.
 
Methought I walked still to and fro,        5
And from her company I could not go—
But when I waked it was not so:
    In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.
 
Therefore my hart is surely pyght
Of her alone to have a sight        10
Which is my joy and hartes delight:
    In youth is pleasure, in youth is pleasure.
 
 
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