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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Elizabethan Verse.  1907.
 
Comfort to a Youth That Had Lost His Love
By Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
 
WHAT needs complaints,
When she a place
Has with the race
    Of saints?
 
In endless mirth        5
She thinks not on
What’s said or done
    In Earth.
 
She sees no tears,
Or any tone        10
Of thy deep groan
    She hears;
 
Nor does she mind
Or think on ’t now
That ever thou        15
    Wast kind;
 
But changed above,
She likes not there,
As she did here,
    Thy love.        20
 
Forbear therefore,
And lull asleep
Thy woes, and weep
    No more.
 
 
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