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Thomas Humphry Ward, ed.  The English Poets.  1880–1918.
Vol. II. The Seventeenth Century: Ben Jonson to Dryden
 
Extracts from the Poems: To Chloris
By William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
 
[From Madrigals and Epigrams]

SEE, Chloris, how the clouds
Tilt in the azure lists,
And how with Stygian mists
Each horned hill his giant forehead shrouds;
Jove thund’reth in the air,        5
The air, grown great with rain,
Now seems to bring Deucalion’s days again.
I see thee quake; come, let us home repair,
Come hide thee in mine arms,
If not for love, yet to shun greater harms.        10
 
 
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