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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. I. Early Poetry: Chaucer to Donne
 
From Davison’s Poetical Rapsody: A Sonnet to the Moon (Charles Best)
Elizabethan Miscellanies
 
LOOK how the pale Queen of the silent night
Doth cause the ocean to attend upon her,
And he as long as she is in his sight,
With his full tide is ready her to honour:
But when the silver waggon of the Moon        5
Is mounted up so high he cannot follow,
The sea calls home his crystal waves to moan,
And with low ebb doth manifest his sorrow;
So you, that are the sovereign of my heart,
Have all my joys attending on your will;        10
My joys low-ebbing when you do depart,
When you return, their tide my heart doth fill;
  So as you come, and as you do depart,
  Joys ebb and flow within my tender heart.
 
 
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