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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
All Is Naught
I LIVE, and yet methinks I do not breathe;
I thirst and drink, I drink and thirst again;
I sleep and yet do dream I am awake;
I hope for that I have; I have and want:
I sing and sigh; I love and hate at once.        5
  O, tell me, restless soul, what uncouth jar
  Doth cause in store such want, in peace such war?

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