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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
What Delight Can They Enjoy
By John Danyel (1564–c. 1626)
WHAT delight can they enjoy
  Whose hearts are not their own,
But are gone abroad astray
  And to others’ bosoms flown?
Silly comforts, silly joy,        5
  Which fall and rise as others move
Who seldom use to turn our way!
  And therefore Chloris will not love,
          For well I see
          How false men be,        10
And let them pine that lovers prove.

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