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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. I. Early Poetry: Chaucer to Donne
The Harmony of Love
By Thomas Lodge (1558–1625)
A VERY phoenix, in her radiant eyes
  I leave mine age, and get my life again;
True Hesperus, I watch her fall and rise,
  And with my tears extinguish all my pain;
My lips for shadows shield her springing roses,        5
  Mine eyes for watchmen guard her while she sleepeth,
My reasons serve to ’quite her faint supposes;
  Her fancy, mine; my faith her fancy keepeth;
She flower, I branch; her sweet my sour supporteth,
O happy Love, where such delights consorteth!        10

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