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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
A Conspiracy
Anonymous
 
SWEET 1 Love, if thou wilt gain a monarch’s glory,
    Subdue her heart who makes me glad and sorry:
    Out of thy golden quiver
    Take thou thy strongest arrow
    That will through bone and marrow,        5
    And me and thee of grief and fear deliver:—
But come behind, for if she look upon thee,
Alas! poor Love, then thou art woe-begone thee!
 
Note 1. From John Wilbye’s Madrigals, 1598. [back]
 
 
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